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Publisher Description

Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. I am more afraid of her than ever...I get in more trouble for anything I do or say. Now I find that I'm always in trouble and I don't know why. Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. I'm afraid that she will treat me like an animal like she did him. I'm afraid that now I'm her IT. The Pelzer family's secret life of fear and abuse was first revealed in Dave Pelzer's inspiring New York Times bestseller, A Child Called "It," followed by The Lost Child and A Man Called Dave. Here, for the first time, Richard Pelzer tells the courageous and moving story of his abusive childhood. From tormenting his brother David to becoming himself the focus of his mother's wrath to his ultimate liberation-here is a horrifying glimpse at what existed behind closed doors in the Pelzer home. Equally important, Richard Pelzer's touching account is a testament to the strength of the human heart and its capacity to triumph over almost unimaginable trauma.

January 1
Grand Central Publishing
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Cuddlebug87564 ,

Opens your eyes

Opens your eyes to the terrible things people do to kids. Very well written

ally cabrera ,


This book is good I read almost all of his and his brothers

Lovingmother2015 ,


Great book! As human beings, we are all "obligated reporters"! That means that you don't have to work in child protective services or in a field that deals with children to step in. Yes, a lot has changed, but children are still suffering and dying! If you see something suspicious, make the phone call! Intervene somehow. I will. If you see a child being abused, and you are an adult, you must do something, or you are equally culpable. If your a child and you witness your friend being abused, tell an adult! I loved the book. I hate what happened to the little boy, but it's real. And my awareness has been heightened, for sure!

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