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Patricia McCormick (1) (1956–)

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About the Author

Patricia McCormick, a two-time National Book Award finalist, is the author of five critically acclaimed novels: Never Fall Down, a novel based on the true story of an 11-year-old boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music; Purple Heart, a suspenseful psychological novel that mostrar mais explores the killing of a 10-year-old boy in Iraq; Sold, a deeply moving account of sexual trafficking; My Brother's Keeper, a realistic view of teenage substance abuse; and Cut, an intimate portrait of one girl's struggle with self-injury. McCormick grew up in central Pennsylvania. She worked as an assistant press secretary to the Governor of Pennsylvania from 1974-78, then went to the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. McCormick studied fiction writing at The New School in New York City. Never Fall Down was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2012 and was named a New York Times Notable Book for 2012. It was also named a Best Book of the Year by iTunes, The Huffington Post, School Library Journal and the Chicago Public Library. McCormick was named a New York Foundation on the Arts fellow in 2004 and a MacDowell fellow in 2009. She is also the winner of the 2009 German Peace Prize for Youth Literature. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Patricia McCormick

Cut (2000) 2,848 exemplares
Sold (2006) 2,788 exemplares
Never Fall Down (2012) 672 exemplares
Purple Heart (2009) 473 exemplares
My Brother's Keeper (2005) 175 exemplares
Up All Night (2008) 160 exemplares

Associated Works

Free? Stories About Human Rights (2009) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Be Careful What You Wish for Ten Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Rosemont College
Columbia University
New School




I read the young adult version of this book. I loved it. It's not that well written, but the story is beautiful. So eye opening. Even though the world is so different in Pakistan, the children are the same. Malala and her friends argue over Team Edward or Team Jacob. They love Taylor Swift. Malala loves watching Ugly Betty! Such a brilliant girl from a wonderful loving family, who only wants peace and education for all.
mjphillips | 68 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Definitely one of the saddest books I've ever read, and I've read a lot of sad books. The author explains at the end of the book that Arn Chorn-Pond is a real person and the story is largely based on what really happened to him. This book often made me think of [b:What Is the What|4952|What Is the What|Dave Eggers|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1328837457s/4952.jpg|3271214] and [b:Beasts of No Nation|413177|Beasts of No Nation|Uzodinma Iweala|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348904704s/413177.jpg|1655801] and the recent Printz winner [b:In Darkness|11451112|In Darkness|Nick Lake|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1329102541s/11451112.jpg|16385066]. They're all tragic stories told in the voice a boy whose struggles are pretty much unimaginable for most of us.… (mais)
LibrarianDest | 31 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Trigger warning: This book mentions self harm, drug uses, and anorexia.

This was a nostalgia reading as well since I read this a young child. I remembered all of the events in the book and I even relate to the main character (besides the cutting thing) so there’s that. I wonder how Callie is doing now? Did she get better? Did she get to wear fancy no sleeve dresses? Did her brother get better? Did she have a better relationship with her father? There are all the things that I kept on wondering and still do. Even though this is a fictional character, I truly hope that she got better and same goes for those who are real and going through what she did.

Also I like how Callie calls the therapist “You” making it break a fourth wall too which I find kinda odd since the writer also uses the first person perspective with Callie but I liked it.
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clstrifes | 132 outras críticas | Nov 10, 2023 |
FROM PUBLISHER: While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend Ali.
Gmomaj | 31 outras críticas | Sep 11, 2023 |



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