Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Memories: Cut

Welcome to my meme, Monday Memories, where I feature favorite books we've loved from the past. You can link to an old review, or write something new about a beloved book from your past. Really, what's important is not the book, but why it is memorable to you. So, have fun reminiscing, and leave a comment below, so we can all enjoy your memories.

I also wanted to let you know about another wonderful blog that you should check out. Ashley @ Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing does a weekly post called Memory Monday. She has been posting about her childhood memories of books. What's great about Ashley's site is that she is asking for guest posts for her Memory Monday event!  So hop on over there and check it out.

Cut, by Patricia McCormick is such a powerful book. It's one of the first YA books I read that made me think, "Wow! Every teen girl would love this!" I thought it was something true to their voice, dramatic, and delivering a message. It's also helpful that the book is relatively short.

Since then, there have been many books that have had this effect on me. Ellen Hopkins' books, for one example. But Cut was my first. It still gets checked out regularly, without my prompting. We have a couple of copies, and have replaced this book more than once. It's one of those books that teens read and then ask, "Do you have any more books like this?" Written about twelve years ago, it still packs a powerful punch. If you read teen contemporaries and you haven't read this one, it's worth your time.

Share one of your cherished book memories!

You can do a Monday Memories post on your blog. Copy my button and link back here, so others can see all the other posts.  Leave a comment below with the link to your post.

Or, just leave one of your Monday Memories right here in the comments.

Be sure to visit some other blogs that have posted their links. Thanks!

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  1. What a lovely meme!! Yet, to be honest I cannot remember my childhood books to be honest. I read lot's of Fantasy when I was in High School but...
    I did love reading your memories, it actually makes me want to read this book!

  2. "Cut" sounds like a good read. I hope I can check it out soon.

  3. I have yet to read it, but my copy gets checked out when some regularity, too. I like you Monday Memories idea. I want to play along. A book that I find continues to have appeal with teens years after it was first published is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. I keep wondering when kids will decided it is too dated for them. Hasn't happened yet.

  4. I don't think I've ever heard of this before it sounds really good!


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