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A Child Called "It" by David J. Pelzer

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In this moving memoir, Dave Pelzer recalls his childhood, when he was abused by an alcoholic mother. He recounts the strategies he used to survive the "games" she devised that reduced him from a human being to an "it." Dave somehow survives, frees himself of his mother's tyranny, and eventually finds success in the Air Force.
Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 184.0
Genre: Family + Relationships, Political Science, Law, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Abuse / General, Substance Abuse + Addictions / Alcoholism, Public Policy / Social Services + Welfare, Personal Memoirs, Family Law / General, Family Law / Children, General, Child Advocacy, Abuse
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Hci
Author: David J. Pelzer
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2013
TCIN: 11340455
UPC: 9781558743663
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1050

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5 out of 5 stars
Nubia2 years ago
Had to get this for my sons high school report. I picked it up to read a page or two and got hooked. so good. By the way, my son got an A !!!  see moreof Nubia's review
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    5 out of 5 stars
    Erin5 years ago
    This is a heart-wrenching book that is intense to read. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who has been abused who is still sensitive to hearing about it, as this book does get quite detailed, but it is an important read for those who can do so. I know there are also two books by Dave Pelzer abou...  see moreof Erin's review
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      5 out of 5 stars
      Mom of 27 years ago
      This book is one of the only books that I think everyone should read. If you want a "edge of your seat" REAL LIFE story of a little boy's STRONG WILL to survive. This is the book. Anyone that thinks they have a bad life, all they need to do is read this book and realize that they don't have it so ba...  see moreof Mom of 2's review
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        A child called "It"

        4 out of 5 stars
        KT8 years ago
        A child called it is is an intense book that exposes the truths and feelings about child abuse. Not only does it explain the activities this child is forced to do but it also explains the emotional pain the child goes through. Throughout the story this child has a strong will to never give up and do...  see moreof KT's review
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