A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

A Child Called It

By Dave Pelzer

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
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Description

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He 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."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Reviews

  • Book

    5
    By Jg0924
    I’ve literally only read two books in my life, The Giver in the 6th grade, and then this one.. mind blown and kept my interest in reading it until the end. By far best book and author. Real eye opener as well!
  • I’m not satisfied

    1
    By ѕωєєтρєα
    I purchased this book in my iBook on my iPhone 7 Plus And It did not download I paid $11.00 if you are not able to fix the problem I would like a refund
  • Amazing

    5
    By Spare time game!
    This book will bring tears to your eyes in no time. I love these books! I feel so bad for the little guy.
  • A child called it

    5
    By ally cabrera
    Omg awesome book loved it can’t wait to read the rest of them
  • Amazing....

    5
    By Mya🙂
    It's a shame that children actually go through this! Oh my goodness, May God be with all of you❤️😪.
  • Unbelievable

    5
    By Sanda Secic
    I was in complete disbelief when I read this book and a bit disturbed. I couldn't believe what his mother did and his father not doing anything about it.. poor child.. all that he went through!! I am glad that he got away and was able to make something of himself and that he had put his past behind him.. I can't imagine the internal pain that he had and how he struggled for so many years. I'm sure that it will always be with him, but I am glad that he was able to move on and create a family for himself. Bravo 👏👏👏!! Very inspirational book.
  • Based on a true story

    5
    By Spinasourus
    This is a great book, The mother should rot in hell if she treats a child like that.
  • Sad

    5
    By Uyoilllll
    Amazing
  • Sad

    5
    By Annieeeeedds
    This is such a sad story. How can a mother treat her child, own flesh and blood, this way. He was just a little boy. The father was no better, he just walked away. I just can't believe that this is how it is in some people's homes. What a sheltered world some of us live in, including me. I don't know where this lady even thought up these ideas to do to her son. Who would even have thought of some of this. Some people are really wired wrong.
  • People can say....

    5
    By shadow egret
    To me, the root of all evil is not money or ignorance, or wickedness. It's not caring. People have said before, that this is life. My reply is that it doesn't have to be.

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