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
The ending was the best part. - Goodreads
In general, David is not the best writer. - Goodreads
I thought this gave great insight into foster care. - Goodreads
Still, hard to read. - Goodreads

Review: The Lost Boy (Dave Pelzer #2)

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Continuation of Dave's life story after growing up in an abusive home. Interesting, but I felt a bit like a voyeur. Read full review

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User Review  - Fany Perez - Goodreads

I can't believe that there are people that treat foster children differently, when the only thing they are looking for is acceptance and love of a family that they can call their own. Like Dave stated God bless those who work with the lost boys and girls!!! 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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