Patricia McCormick


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Patricia McCormick is a journalist and writer. She graduated from Rosemont College in 1978, followed by an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1986 and an M.F.A. from New School University in 1999. Her first novel for teens was Cut, about a young woman who self-injures herself. This was followed by My Brother's Keeper in 2005, about a boy struggling with his brother's addiction and Sold in 2006. Her awards include the American Library Association Best Book of the Year, New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenaged and the Children’s Literature Council’s Choice.
She has written for The New York Times, Parents Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country, More, Reader’s Dige
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Cut

3.76 avg rating — 51,440 ratings — published 2000 — 23 editions
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Sold

4.20 avg rating — 42,351 ratings — published 2006 — 13 editions
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Never Fall Down

4.17 avg rating — 8,799 ratings — published 2012 — 21 editions
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Purple Heart

3.80 avg rating — 2,173 ratings — published 2009 — 17 editions
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The Plot to Kill Hitler: Di...

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My Brother's Keeper

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Mythology for Teens Classic...

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“Look. I have a strategy. Why expect anything? If you don’t expect anything, you don’t get disappointed.”
Patricia McCormick, Cut

“I imagine you working on me as an algebra problem, reducing me to fractions, crossing out common denominators, until there's nothing left on the page but a line that says x = whatever it is that is wrong with me.”
Patricia McCormick, Cut

“Simply to endure is to triumph.”
Patricia McCormick, Sold

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