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A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer

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Published: 8th April 2014
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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.

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5.0

A must read

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    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!

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    ISBN: 9781409151395
    ISBN-10: 1409151395
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 240
    Published: 8th April 2014
    Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.26
    Edition Number: 1