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A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
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Mar 02, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: biographical, adolescent-books, series-books
Recommended to Deana by: Many of my Students!
Recommended for: EVERYONE!!!!
Read in April, 2010

** spoiler alert ** The true story of Dave Pelzer -- Calif.'s 3rd worse child abuse case. Dave's mother is an alcoholic and she treats him horribly - -he goes from being loved to being isolated, hated and being the family slave. His mother burns him on the stove, and even stabs him with a knife. He is prepped to tell outsiders he "fell, slipped, or whatever" to explain his multiple bruises, cuts and scars on his body. Thi story made me cry. His teachers, and school nurse document his case and finally have child services take Dave from his tormentor's home. Most of my student's want to read this book!!! My students were telling me for years to read this book and I am finally glad that I did!
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