A Child Called It
Orion Books Limited, 2000 - Abused children - 148 pages
Dave Pelzer's story is the story of a child brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare playedout behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him, care for him, call him theirson. It took many years of struggle, deprivation and despair to find his dream and then to make something of himself in the world. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational look at the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive despite the odds.
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Review: A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)User Review - Falisha - Goodreads
As a young child David, had a wonderful life. His parents got along, his brothers loved him dearly, and they went on vacations together. Then one random day Davids mother started to single him out,and ... Read full review
Review: A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1)User Review - Albania M - Goodreads
To start of, this book is taking place in Daly City, California where the author is currently living and growing up in his home. This book is based on a true story the main character Dave Pelzer is a ... Read full review
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