A Child Called It (Paperback)
  • A Child Called It (Paperback)
zoom

A Child Called It (Paperback)

(author)
4 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 21/02/2019
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

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
ISBN: 9781841883090
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This heartfelt true story of one child's courage to survive cannot fail to move you - HEAT

His tale will both break and warm your heart - DAILY MIRROR

A remarkable true story... Truly touching, and emotionally shocking. A marvel - BEST

What has made Dave Pelzer's story a bestseller is that it is also a story of redemption. It is a story where love, kindness, patience and endurance triumph - DAILY MAIL

You may also be interested in...

Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Crew
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Power Of Hope
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Real Estate
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
Motherwell
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time
Added to basket
My Name Is Why
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Between the Stops
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
My Garden World
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Three Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me
Added to basket
The Anarchy
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Beauty of Living Twice
Added to basket
£18.99   £16.99
Hardback

“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!

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 59

“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.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 54

“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.

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 29

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.