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A Child Called It

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer


Reviewed by Miyah, 8th Grade.  

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Recommended for middle school and up.  Possible trigger warning.  

This book is about one of the worst cases of child abuse in Daly city California. It is about a young boy's horrific experiences with abuse, from the ages 4-12. Dave was tortured and starved by his alcoholic mother.  She'd constantly make him do chores, and if he didn't finish in time...he'd have to pay for his consequences. During everything he went through, he still held faith close to him along with a positive attitude and determination to pull through. This book is an emotional roller coaster and very descriptive so you can almost picture everything happening in your mind.  *Spoiler Alert* It is an autobiography so you know he ends up OK in the end.