A Child Called "It" is the unforgettable story of a child whose courage and unyielding determination enabled him to survive extreme life-threatening odds. A Man Named Dave, A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, The Privilege of Youth, A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse, Help Yourself: Finding Hope, Courage, And Happiness. My book review is over A Child Called “IT” By: Dave Pelzer. The most amazing books and true life journey I have ever read. The first part of a trilogy series*, A Child Called "It" is currently translated in nearly forty languages and has been read by millions throughout the world. I could really understand how he felt but one thing about. She takes her frustrations out on him for no reason. Borders. Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? As stated by Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Dave is the living example that all of us have the capability to better ourselves no matter what the odds. She got my Mother to sign some paperwork two days later, and I never know what it was until I was 18 years old. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2017. It is called "The Lost Boy." It was still heartbreaking and confusing--and I can't tell who I hate more, the abusive mom or the dad who stood by and watched. September 1st 1995 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My mother was my Grandmother's daughter-in-law, so she did not have to do anything for her. Such tragedy for a child to have to endure! This is a Biography Memoir/Non-fiction, and this is the first book in the Dave Pelzer series. He. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. An author best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”, “Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I really loved this book, but the subject of this book is hard to read. Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. It is one of the saddest books I have ever read. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. i don't really know why i read it. Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. Contemporary Romance Rewrites 'Pride and Prejudice' with an Astrological Twist. A waste of my time. Yeah, right. 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 do with that this trilogy was consolidated into one book with the author's current-day perspective sprinkled it, because as is, it's a short collection of what happened to him without any real perspective or understanding of it until a tacked-on epilogue. Eric's Goodreads review says pretty much what I would say. With only his willpower to survive, Dave learned how to play his Mother's sinister games in order to survive because she no longer considered Dave a son but a slave, and no longer a boy but an "It.". I hope that this child finds peace, and I wish with all my heart that any child going through this has an adult that is strong and welling to stand up for them. Period. See all 69 questions about A Child Called "It"…, A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive, A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse. Why Do People Think This Is a fake book ? Read all 3 books in 3 days. Why the hell did I pick this book up? My Grandmother always show up when things got bad because she stopped by our house on the way home everyday. His younger brother Richard Pelzer also wrote an account of his own about growing up with their abusive mother. It is probably my favorite book. Please try again. 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. Good, sad read. I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report.