A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer.
Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'.
His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.
About the Author
Dave Pelzer is recognised as one of America's most effective and respected communicators. His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He has dedicated his life to helping others help themselves.
Reviewed by 1 customer
Displaying review 1
Comments about A Child Called It:
A Child Call 'It' is an amazing book. I have read it multiple times. Such a heart felt story that had me in tears!
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 8th April 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1