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A Child Called It (Paperback)
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A Child Called It (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 04/01/2001
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A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Dave Pelzer was 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. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; 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 dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780752837505

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“A Child Called It”

Sad book, not particularly well written but enough to take you there.
Certainly not a book for everyone as it follows the harrowing childhood of an abused young boy.

“Good - if you like that sort of thing.”

I've never been much of a fan of 'misery memoirs'. It was recommended that i read this one as it would change my mind - it didn't. It's a tragic story, but nothing more than that.

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“A Child Called It”

The best true story of a shocking childhood I have ever read. This book can be read again and again but is heartbreaking at times.

7th July 2008
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