A Child Called It (Paperback)Dave Pelzer (author)
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A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer.
Brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - Dave became a slave; he was no longer a boy, but an 'it'.
His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, 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. It is the first book in the My Story trilogy.
'His child's voice is immensely powerful and is an extraordinary testament to the human desire for survival.' Daily Mail
'This heartfelt true story of one child's courage to survive cannot fail to move you.' Heat
'It takes a personal testimony like Dave Pelzer's to bring home the horrors of child abuse - the secrecy, the shame, the struggle to survive.' Bel Mooney, Mail on Sunday
'Pelzer is able to continue his dreadful story in an admirably dispassionate style ... It is this cool tone that makes what he has to say even more compelling.' The Times
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
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“A Child Called It”
The best book i have ever read i have read it 5 times now and i can not get enough of it!
“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.
“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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