The primary concept of the book is to expose the trauma of victims of child abuse. The book shows how a child could lead a life hurting physically, emotionally, and sexually.
I found this third part of Dave's series to be very different than the other two - leaving the theme of child abuse in the first one, overcoming child abuse in the second one to living a fulfilling and productive life and contributing to society.
He lives a life that he will not live a life of pity and does whatever he can to overcome it. Pelzer, you are a great esamble to us all. A Child Called IT. It's amazing he came out of the intense abuse he grew up in I know how hard it must have been for him to finally let go and find trust, love and finding a life he could lve Juan-banjo May 31, This book was as touching as all the rest.
I especially liked the part about his wife, Marsha, I got butterflies. This man is an inspiration and I'm so glad that he was brave enough to tell his story, the whole story to the world. As a victim of child abuse, it's encouraging to see a story of someone who made it good, and stopped the cycle.
That doesn't mean, though, that it's my fault the book is bad. It's poorly written, wanders through Dave's life as an adult, sees him make some stupid decisions and then yay, tie it all up with a bow, here's a happy ending this guy's life is not over but the book is.
I can see the point of this book. Dave Pelzer suffered terrible abuse at the hands of his mother as a child, and this book can be seen as a message to other survivors that it doesn't have to end there, you can get out of your situation and make a real life for yourself.
But did we not establish that already in books 1 and 2? This book was painful to read because I just couldn't put up with any more of Dave Pelzer's whining.
I can't stand people who complain about their lives and then do nothing about it. I'm not saying what happened to him wasn't awful, because it was and it should never have happened and you know what else?
This whole thing of what happens in the home, stays in the home is absolute bullshit and is no excuse for the other adults in Dave's lifebut then he got out, into foster care, found a loving family who suddenly disappeared like halfway through the book.
Things go wrong in everyone's lives, and your life after that was in your hands, no one else's. This book felt like a huge account of 'everything gone wrong in my life' by Dave Pelzer. I am so glad I never bought any more of Dave Pelzer's books. If it wasn't for my little pledge that I would start trying to finish all the series I've started, I never would have made it this far.
Dave Pelzer worked hard, didn't give up after failing at certain things, and tried to learn from his mistakes. He never became bitter and abusive like his mother. I did wonder why he never got counseling to help him instead of just dealing with things by himself. Nonetheless, he did triumph in the end and is admirable for it.
His books tell about his childhood abuse with his mother and the abandonment of his father. His book also talks about David's life after he moves out his foster care home. David enlists in the Air Force and tries to reconnect with his father who's dying of cancer. What I really like about David's books are the emotional attachement I felt reading his books.
His details make the situations T. His books teach us about the value of family and how neglect can affect aperson so much. David continues his life as a near adult trying to forget the trauma his mother caused.
His story inspires many to strive through hard times and is used as motivation. In this book I found more answers to the many questions I had about Dave's family- along with how he really felt towards certain situations. The book is well written and organized.
I could not help but find Dave to be an even stronger man than he was a child. Although his weak points are show I continued to do nothing but respect and pray for Dave throughout the book. I constantly found my emotions and thoughts skyrocketing throughout the book, which I find to be important.
Very good, highly recommended. The book is straight forward. In the beginning of the book, Dave explains how he tried to save money to live on after his 18th birthday when he would be on his own.
He realized quickly that money goes fast and he could not get a good job because he was a high school drop out.A Child Called "It" By Dave Pelzer A Child Called "It" is a true story based on the life of Dave Pelzer. This book tells how an abusive mother treated one of her sons and about his will to stay alive.
This was a very emotional, heart touching book. At first David's life. 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/5(18).
A child called "It" By: Tan Ly. Love and a family who cared was all he wanted, but hate and child abuse was all he got. David Pelzer's story is one of the most unforgettable and severe child . A Child Called "It" tells the heartbreaking true story of the abuse Dave Pelzer suffered at the hands of his alcoholic mother.
In this memoir, Dave recounts his struggles to cope with the abuse. Jul 28, · ''A Child Called 'It,''' a curious book told through the eyes of Pelzer as a small child, age 4 to 12, has spent weeks and counting on the best-seller list. Summary/Annotation -> 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.