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Ú Read Ä A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer Ó Why the hell did I pick this book up It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through It was horrible Reading the torture he endured at the hand of his own family was painful I came away from this book depressed And I had several thoughts that kept running through my head What was the point of this book It almost seemed like a shrink told him to write out the horror of his childhood and then he turned around and sold it There was no reflection on the events that happened so there was only horror What is the point of that The only thing I could think of was to expose to the world that such treatment did happen to someone at some point in the recent past I guess that is the crux of my disappoint A Child Called It HCI, 1995 9.
95By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Called It, shows the very dark corners of child abuse by viewing to the readers his horrific life as a young boy living with his mother that constantly abused him Dave Pelzer, who lived with his unstable, disturbed, alcoholic mother in a town in California during the early 70 s, explains his story about his torturous unforgettable years as a young boy Throughout the story, he does his best to survive from his mother and tries to stay alive from the pain of hunger, bruises and cuts he receives The only thing that keeps him alive are his dreams, wanting a happy Also See Alternate Cover Editions For This ISBN ACEACE This Book Chronicles The Unforgettable Account Of One Of The Most Severe Child Abuse Cases In California History It Is The Story Of Dave Pelzer, Who Was Brutally Beaten And Starved By His Emotionally Unstable, Alcoholic Mother A Mother Who Played Tortuous, Unpredictable Games Games That Left Him Nearly Dead He 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 And No Longer A Boy, But An It Dave S Bed Was An Old Army Cot In The Basement, And His Clothes Were Torn And Raunchy When His Mother Allowed Him The Luxury Of Food, It Was Nothing Than Spoiled Scraps That Even The Dogs Refused To Eat The Outside World Knew Nothing Of His Living Nightmare He Had Nothing Or No One To Turn To, But His Dreams Kept Him Alive Dreams Of Someone Taking Care Of Him, Loving Him And Calling Him Their Son Easily the most terrifying book I ve ever read I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week long cheerleading camp my sopho year of high school My coach was reading it and somehow ended up reading the entire book aloud to my squad during breaks and at night Once she started, we were all addicted and spent every free moment listening with rapt and horrified attention I remember with almost painful clarity the way in which we sat at her feet listening to this story of a boy who endured a long childhood of astonishing, sadistic abuse at the hands of his mother Girls were crying for long stretches, and not being a I did not like this book But that s okay You re not supposed to like it It s a horrible, horrible book A trainwreck of a book I wanted to look away, but just couldn t I know it s the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I m going to read the other two books It was too, too depressing.
Actually, the person I got most angry with was the father The mother was obviously sick and needed help There s no other explanation for the awful things she subjected her son to But what s the father s excuse He just stood by and did nothing No, that s not true he stood by and did nothing and THEN he abandoned the family I don t get it Nowhere in the book was it stated that he seemed afraid of his wife, so why did he allow her to treat their son so horribly You don t just stand by and let your SO practically kill your son, you just don t There were two things I would ha A Child Called It Dave Pelzer 1 , Dave PelzerDavid James Dave Pelzer born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California is an American author, of several autobiographical and self help books He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called It 2004 1381 141 1960 20 1383 141 1393 9789647694155 1386 540 9789649125435.
Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book It was all about this author s childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and suffering I really couldn t believe my eyes, the author described like, everything he went through, all the pain he had to go through, how he felt and everything I could really understand how he felt but one thing about this book I don t get at all is how his own mother transformed from a loving mother to a nightmarish, abusive mother so quickly I mean, the author was only, like a little boy when his mother started abusing him.
This book is extre I ve sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review I m wholly torn between this being one of my most asked for and least favorite ever titles I wish the amount of times I heard this was the first book I liked and the amount of times it s been billed stolen from the library corresponded to its quality, but I truly found it very short on redeeming qualities Eric s Goodreads review says pretty much what I would say The writing was cliched and the plot moved along by way of one day, one Sunday, or later There was never any explanation attempted for the mother s instant transformation from idyllic homemaker to savage abuser unless you are supposed to infer that it s alcohol s fault, in which case, talk a little about alcoholism There is absolutely no process of recovery or expla
This book was horrible Period A waste of my time You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are genuine than Pelzer is in his memoir The stories of his life in this book contradict one another, are extremely over the top and, dare I say, fabricated some Now, before anyone wants to crucify me, look at the facts His family members were interviewed and stated that this was pure fantasy I can concede that the family members may have lied He bought numerous copies of his own book to inflate sales records so that the book would have a better chance at getting on bestseller lists Again, I can concede that he was only helping his writing along by wanting his book to be seen by a greater audience However, and here is the kicker for me, if this story is true, then shouldn this book was the hostel , or saw IV of memoirs i don t really know why i read it it was free, first of all and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck a child called it is not very well written you walk away with questions than you do answers you don t really learn anything you do, however, come away with having read some very disturbing and disgusting passages that describe in detail a case of horrendous child abuse i m not exactly sure what the book s intention is it doesn t work very well as a memoir there is no advice that would put this in any sort of self help category and if its intention is to provide hope to victim s of abuse, i don t know what the take away is other than if i lived through this, you can live through just about anything i really don t know w