The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family, Book 2

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Health Communications, Incorporated, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.

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Terrific, educational. - Goodreads
OMG!! This book was very hard to read, but a must. - Goodreads
I felt the ending was a really good ending. - Goodreads
Still, hard to read. - Goodreads
I thought this gave great insight into foster care. - Goodreads
... it just isnt fabulous writing... - Goodreads

Review: The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family (Dave Pelzer #2)

User Review  - Justin Traasdahl - Goodreads

Loved it. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book, but it's such an amazing story. What this kid had to put up with is just crazy. It's even crazier to know that this goes on everyday with so many other families. Read full review

Review: The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family (Dave Pelzer #2)

User Review  - Emily Bello - Goodreads

I thought that this was a sad and happy book about how Dave finally got away from hell AKA his mother Read full review

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About the author (1997)

A retired Air Force crewmember, Dave played a major role in Operations Just cause, Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was selected for the unique task of midair refueling of the then highly secretive SR-71 Blackbird and F0117 Stealth Fighter. While serving in the Air Force, Dave worked in juvenile hall and other programs involving "youth at risk" throughout California. Dave's exceptional accomplishments include personal commendations from former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. While maintaining a rigorous, active-duty flight schedule, Dave was the recipient of the 1990 J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award, making him the California Volunteer of the Year. In 1993 Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA), joining a distinguished group of alumni that includes Chuck Yeager, Christopher Reeve, Anne Bancroft, John F. Kennedy, Orson Welles and Walt Disney. In 1994 Dave was the only American to be selected as one of The Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP), for his efforts including child abuse awareness and prevention, as well as for instilling resilience in others. During the Centennial Olympic games, Dave was a torchbearer, carrying the coveted flame. Dave is currently working on a book based on overcoming obstacles and achieving one's innermost best, as well as on the third part of his trilogy, entitled, A Man Named Dave. When not on the road or with his son, Stephen, Dave lives a quiet life at the Russian River in Guerneville, California, with his box turtle named Chuck.

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