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Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
24 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
574.7
KB

Customer Reviews

everythingapplelover ,

Inspiring story

A book that triggers empathy from its readers through the sad experiences of the author. The abuse and the vulnerability of the child creates an abysmal image that is forever glued to my mind. A great book that touches the core of the readers and enables the author to share and tell 'his' journey.

sparkfading ,

Heartbreaking must-read

Very moving, it's horrible to read but such an important story to share.

Lilz87 ,

Great Read

Wow well written had me captivated through each page

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