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Last Cut

2.95  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Caitlin Myers's greatest ambition is to be a star, and she can outshine anyone at her school. But then Lianne comes to town and starts to give Caitlin a run for her money, even getting top billing in the school play. So when Caitlin's offered a bit role as the bikini girl in a low-budget slasher flick, she ignores the warning bells (and her parents), lies about her age, an ...more
Paperback, 143 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Lorimer (first published September 12th 2012)
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Lisbeth Avery {Domus Libri}
Being that first reviewer on Goodreads is a lot of pressure. Well, at least that's what I feel. It's just kind of scary knowing that you're the first out of every person on Goodreads. I don't mean to sound full of myself but it's kind of like I have the opportunity to make or break an author's book.

While I enjoy writing rants about books I hate, there's always this little part of me that says: "This isn't who you are. These aren't the reviews you write". And it's true. When I write rants, I'm bi
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
What can I say? Oonly 3 members on here have read it. No wonder I was given a review copy since Goodreads is always packed with readers and this has done so poorly in ratings.
I was given this to review to raise some hype but all I, going to say is stay away from this book, you won't get anything out of it.
Like I said poor, that is what this book was. A measly 144 pages- which first i am obliged tk say this would make a way better full story rather than a collection of shorts.
Well lets get a m
Feb 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
Oh my God. I can't believe that I actually wasted a few hours of my life reading this. Oh dear. I HATED this book with a passion that I'm not even going to do a normal sized review, otherwise this would just turn into a lengthy rant and I'm trying to avoid that. Ha.

Caitlin is possibly the most stupid, idiotic, dumb, pathetic and insert-every-bad-word-here character that I've ever met. This girl just wants me to rip my hair out and throw my kindle on the wall. She's 16, which makes her the same
Wren Handman
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-novels
Okay, this is cheating a little bit. But, since I wrote it, I think it's only fair to include it in the list of books that I've read, and to say that I enjoyed the process of writing it, and I've enjoyed the feedback from those who have read it.

It's a great, compact novel for teenagers with reading difficulties, about a girl who is willing to risk everything for her chance at fame - only to realize what it is she's really sacrificing, and how hard it might be to come back from.
Michael Jones
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was ok
Caitlin Myers is a teenage actress who desperately wants to be a superstar. When she gets the chance to audition for a local B-movie slasher flick, she leaps at the chance. She’s thrilled when she wins the role, though less so when she learns it’s as a bikini babe who spends way too much time showing way too much skin. Nevertheless, she allows ambition to override common sense, and accepts the role.

Two problems: She’s 16, and her mother won’t let her take the time off school to do the film.

Eliza Grace
This book totally would have got 4 stars had it not ended so abruptly. I truly enjoyed the whole story.
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
2.5 stars.

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog

If you've been reading here for awhile, you may have noticed I'm not exactly the type of reader to miss out on a title just because the author or the publishing company isn't familiar to me.

Even the three reviews of Goodreads (poor ones) did not dissuade me from reading Last Cut. I thought it might be Don't Tell Mom the Baby-sitter's Dead-esque -- a schemer who might mean well but you know her actions will only blow up in her face. Or t
Mar 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Caitlin wants nothing more than to see her name in lights, so she decides she definitely can't turn down the chance to audition for a role as a bikini babe in a low budget slasher film. While her friends are practicing their lines for another sleepy school production, Caitlin soon learns that she will actually be starring in a real live movie production, complete with twelve hour days, professional hair and makeup, and even her own little (shared) movie trailer. Caitlin is sure that she has fina ...more
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, contemporary, ya
I feel like almost all of the reviewers on here have completely missed the point of this story.

Is Caitlin perfect? No. Is she worth hating? Maybe. But maybe that's because we all have a little bit of Caitlin in us. Selfish, judgmental, and holier-than-thou. Maybe that's because we have ALL been sixteen once before.

The author has given us a character that is far from cookie-cutter but certainly not the evil pointy-hatted villain either. Caitlin makes mistake after mistake in a quest to achieve w
Satyros Brucato
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a former teen actor and occasional low-budget filmmaker, I grabbed this book with keen interest. Read it cover-to-cover in one sitting in the middle of the night, unwilling to put it aside. The character comes across as an authentic reminder of my own arrogant-teen days, and the plot contains enough unexpected moments (as well as ones I saw coming because I've sorta been there myself) to keep me invested up to the final line. The only thing I was left wanting was a longer book, as I wasn't qu ...more
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Made a mistake requesting this on Netgalley. It was not good. It wasn't terrible, but there was nothing that made me enjoy it either.
Jayrell Hyman
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
it was a good book but at the end i really get it that much as i understand it in the begaing.
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Don't know how I feel about this book or even what to write about it. Confused...:(
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Wren Handman is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter living in soggy, wet, damp Vancouver, which gives her lots of time to curl up in front of a computer!

Her first novel, Last Cut, is for teenagers with reading difficulties.

Her second novel, Command the Tides, is a no-magic fantasy romance rife with politics, adventure, and swords. There must always be swords.

Wren is a lover of words, and would
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