Dave Pelzer’s astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. This book has spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.
Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave’s mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story.
A Child Called "It" is the first of three books that chronicle his life. Through publications and public appearances, Dave is now recognized as one of the nation’s most effective and respected speakers about child abuse.
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A Must read....
This book is heart renching but you cant put it down... you will be horrified by the actions of this child's parents actions.
Such a sad story but I promis you u start reading or listing to this you wont whant to stop till the end.
a child called it
this book is very sad i could not put it down and i read it in a day it is very good
it's to sad
I like the book but it's just to sad.