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ISBN13: 9781558743663
ISBN10: 1558743669
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mochoa08, January 10, 2013 (view all comments by mochoa08)
This book is so amazing I was told by a friend about this book and since I am studying Psychology I thought this is right up my alley...I cried when reading this book and recommend this to anyone! I am going to read Dave Pelzer's other book the Lost Boy also!
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sugar bear, March 14, 2012 (view all comments by sugar bear)
This book is the first of a trilogy. It is a very difficult read, because it is one of those books that just....stays with you.
When you are through reading this unbelievably true story ( it has to be true- you couldn't make this up) you will truly feel like you have been on a journey through hell and back.
This book is for Adults.
I would recommend that you read this book early in the day, so that you can work it off your mind by bedtime. This is not a bedtime book, believe me.
Once you begin reading it, you are hooked.
Dave Pelzer is most inspiring, and definitely one of my heroes- along with Elizabeth Smart.
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Jess18, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jess18)
Great book!! Very sad but keeps your attention threw out the story!! If you like books that are real life you will love this one!! Best book ever!!
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so.sweete, May 12, 2011 (view all comments by so.sweete)
To say that I had enjoyed reading A Child Called It would be an unrealistic statement. The book illustrates the horrors of child abuse and paints a clear yet disturbing image into the reader’s mind of one boy’s past with abusive perents. The first chapters describe a typical happy family: Mom, Dad, two older brothers, and Dave. Somewhere along the way, Pelzer describes his parents getting drunk and angry, and their relationship seemed to be falling apart. His father was never in the house, and his mother spent the days drunk on the couch. Inevitably, things went down a negative path. Pelzer describes how his mother and brothers acted toward him by reliving his past. “Mother smacked, punched and kicked me until I crumpled to the floor.” When talking to Dave’s brothers, his mother would refer to him as, “It” and, “The Boy.” Reading about Pelzer’s own childhood was saddening and sickening at the same time. The events were detailed in raw emotion and it was obvious. However heartbreaking the story is though, I think it was poorly written. The organizational structure didn’t flow and some parts seemed awkward and repetitive. Although descriptive, his stories did not provoke emotion in me. I felt bad for Pelzer, as anyone would, I just didn’t feel his pain in my heart as I know he would have felt. I’m interested in this subject and spreading awareness, which Pelzer does exceptionally, but for entertainment purposes it is not high quality. Unfortunately, this book would not be on my summer reading list.
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so.sweete, May 12, 2011 (view all comments by so.sweete)
To say that I had enjoyed reading A Child Called It would be an unrealistic statement. The book illustrates the horrors of child abuse and paints a clear yet disturbing image into the reader’s mind of one boy’s past with abusive perents. The first chapters describe a typical happy family: Mom, Dad, two older brothers, and Dave. Somewhere along the way, Pelzer describes his parents getting drunk and angry, and their relationship seemed to be falling apart. His father was never in the house, and his mother spent the days drunk on the couch. Inevitably, things went down a negative path. Pelzer describes how his mother and brothers acted toward him by reliving his past. “Mother smacked, punched and kicked me until I crumpled to the floor.” When talking to Dave’s brothers, his mother would refer to him as, “It” and, “The Boy.” Reading about Pelzer’s own childhood was saddening and sickening at the same time. The events were detailed in raw emotion and it was obvious. However heartbreaking the story is though, I think it was poorly written. The organizational structure didn’t flow and some parts seemed awkward and repetitive. Although descriptive, his stories did not provoke emotion in me. I felt bad for Pelzer, as anyone would, I just didn’t feel his pain in my heart as I know he would have felt. I’m interested in this subject and spreading awareness, which Pelzer does exceptionally, but for entertainment purposes it is not high quality. Unfortunately, this book would not be on my summer reading list.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781558743663
Author:
Pelzer, David J.
Author:
Pelzer, Dave
Author:
Dave
Author:
Pelzer,
Publisher:
Health Communications
Location:
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Abuse
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Children of alcoholics
Subject:
Family violence
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
Foster home care -- California.
Subject:
Abusive mothers.
Subject:
Child of Impaired Parents.
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Pelzer, David J.
Subject:
Abused children - California - Daly City
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
3340
Publication Date:
September 1995
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.5 lb

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