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A Child Called It
Author: Dave Pelzer
Edition Description: Reissue
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc. Category: Biography & Memoir
Publication Year: 1995
Length: 184 pages
Height: 7.8 x 5.3 x 0.8
Shipment Weight: 1 lb.
Dave Pelzer shares his unforgettable story of the many abuses he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic mother and the averted eyes of his neglectful father. Someone with no one to turn to, his dreams barely kept him alive. Through each of his struggles, readers will find themselves enduring his pain, comforting his loneliness and fighting for his will to survive. This compelling story will awaken you to the horrifying truth about child abuse -- and the ability we have to make a difference.
This is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten & starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. This child had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; & no longer a boy but an "it." Through each struggle readers find themselves enduring his pain, comforting his loneliness & fighting for his will to survive. This compelling story will awaken readers to the truth about child abuse & the ability we all have to make a difference.