The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family (Dave Pelzer #2)
Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home.
This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Calle...more
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The first book tells you about this little (literally) kid who was strong and determined enough to stay alive amidst all the abuse his mother had put him through.
This second part of the trilogy, however, tells you about a boy who's trying to become a man in order to fit in to the society that's all new to him.
After being rescued from his mother's abusive claws, Dave was...more
David is a perfect example of a child craving for attention. Any child if not given the proper attention and guidance, even the most angelic and the nicest child in the world, can do things that may hurt others, destroy some property or worst destroy his own futu...more
قلت ربما يكون رواية فيها معاناة ولا أحب الروايات المأساوية أو ربما يكون كتبه أحد التربويين عن طفل متشرد ولا يختلف الأمر كثيراً في نظري
ولكن ما إن تناولته لم استطع تركه! فهو كما قلت قصة مأساوية ولكن من الكاتب؟ الطفل نفسه
ولكن بالطبع كبر وأصبح هو نفسه مستشاراً تربوياًوكتب هذه القصة لا أدري متى هل دون ملاحظات أيام طفولته التعيسة وهو في منتهى الشقاء أم من ذاكرته وهذا استبعده لأن الأحداث كتبت بتفصيل وتعبير كأنها تحدث الآن ولكن أن يدون الطفل الصغير هذه الم...more
Foster care was not only an escape, but literally a whole new world.
It is brave of David to share his story. In this book, he was desperate for attention, acceptance and love. While I was reading the book, I wanted to hug him, cons...more
I fell in love with this book. It was amazing. This book is a sequel to the first book called 'The Child Called It'. Some kids, teens or adults are afraid to talk about their abusive childhood past. The author does an autobiography about his past, how his mother made him drink washing detergent and make him vomit food. I cannot even imagine that this could even happen. Pelzer's father never bothered to help his own son, I cried when I read this book. It shocked me just to rea...more
This story picks up where "A Child Called It" left off. At 12 years old, he finally escapes the hell he lived in as a child. Yet, as an adolescent, foster-home juggling can bring trials and troubles...more
It was a foster boy who was going through hell. It had his struggles as a young child. He was extremely abused. His father left him, and his mother was the one abusing him. It went to a foster home after going through hell for so many years of his life. When It was in the foster home, he still faced struggles with what has happened to him, and had trust issues. It got old enough to the point where he was allowed to leave the foster home. That will lead into the next book called “A Man Named Davi...more
I love this book! To read his emotions and thoughts was amazing and it really touch my heart. There wasn't anything I could say I didn't like about it. Othe...more
Reading/L.A. Book Review #6
7 December 2010
The Lost Boy
A desperate boy in need for a home
Both emotional yet suspenseful The Lost Boy is by the author Dave Pelzer, The Lost Boy is an autobiography based in Daly City, California. The main characters are David Pelzer, Mrs. Pelzer, Alice, Aunt Mary, the Catanzes family, Nulls family, Jones family, Walsh family, and Ms. Gold. In this book David, had escaped his abusive and alcoholic mother and now resides in foster care where...more
David Pelzer's life as a kid wasn't exactly perfect. He was abused by his parents for most of his life. His mother wasn't nice to him and his father was an alcoholic. His mother would...more
In his sequel to the haunting and devastating A Child Called “It”, Dave Pelzer takes us through the journey of his removal from his mother’s cruel home and into the world of a foster child. As an “F-Child” in Northern California in the early 1970s, Dave often faces hostility and prejudice from other children, teachers, and the community at large. Dave describes the various foster homes in which he was placed, ongoing court battles with his mother, and h...more
The theme of The Lost Boy is to fight your way through life’s struggles because struggles make you stronger. In the beginning of the book, the struggle begins like this, “I’m alone. I’m hungry and I’m shivering in the dark…My neck and...more
The book, The Lost Boy, by Dave Pelzer, tells a story of a boy named David and his personal experiences through the search for the love of a family. It is a sad story based around his physical and mental abuse that he receives from his mother. David is eventually placed into multiple foster homes, seeking for the safety and love from others. An important theme in this story tells us about the importance of staying strong and never giving up.
David received the strength to run away fro...more
I read the first book of the trilogy, ‘A Child Called “It”’ a year ago. I cried so hard. It shattered me and I still think of it every now and then. Books and their stories have a great impact on me, and the difference between this book and others is that it is real. Unlike other characters who have suffere...more
This true story is absolutely heart-wrenching. While reading the book all I could think about is how could a child go through so much and turn out to be such a role-model fo...more
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At the age of 12, Dave was removed from an abusive home and placed in a series of foster homes. In 1979, he joined the Air Force and later became an author of memoirs and self-improvement books.