Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dog...more
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This is truly a story of bravery beyond imagination. It is hard to imagine a child going through thi...more
I have very mixed feelings for this book. No doubt, this book indeed helped in enhancing my knowledge and understanding of child abuse victims, but it arised several question...more
But this is for another reason.
I have no doubt that some of the things reported by the memoirist actually happened, but the focus on the first book is the torture, and the focus on the subsequent two books in this anthology is also the childhood torture even though the focus should be on the life he was living at the time as an adult.
Pelzer is a very savvy businessman and knows what sells. He also knows how to sell himself. H...more
These books were hard to read emotional, but were written well. Full of description and fee...more
While this isn't the regular type of book I read, I'm glad I did. While I may not run across a child in those circumstances to help, it makes me love and appreciate my son even more.
18 November 2008
“A child named it”
By: Dave Pelzer
I believe that Dave Pelzer wrote the book “A child Named It” to let people know that ever day there is some child in this world getting emotionally, mentally, or physically abused. In this story there is a little boy who all he wants is to be loved by his mother, but yet she don’t love him she treats him like dirt, he is her slave. She’s drunk hurting him inside and out. Dave Pelzer intended this book for p...more
The Lost Boy-This was just as good as the first. It expla...more
While reading this, I found it difficult to read continuously and just had to take a break just to escape the rawness of Dave's storytelling. I liked the breaks in the tales to represent the transition of growing up. As I finished the book, I am so...more
My heart goes out to the young David and I can’t im...more
The Lost Boy-This was just as good as the first. It explai...more
Reading the pain this person went through was so unbearable. I cannot believe someone can inflict so much pain and sadness on their own child. Although so many people visited the household no one opened there eyes and investigated enough so see what was truly...more
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.