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A child called 'it'

By: Pelzer, Dave

1409151395 / 9781409151395
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm xi, 169 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: Deerfield Beach, Florida: Health Communications, 1995.

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.


BG Biography: general, JFFE1 Child abuse

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