A Child Called "It"

One Child's Courage to Survive

by | Publisher: Recorded Books
Average vote of 161
| 7 total contributions of which 7 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Calling him "it" instead of using his name, the author's unstable, alcoholic mother drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. This title is the first part of a trilogy that tells the complete story of Dave's victory over ...Continua
A Child Called It
The content is sad and forces you to face the harsh reality of child abuse that many times occurs behind closed doors. It was an easy and fast read because you’re desperate to find out what Dave’s mother comes up with next as a punishment for him an...Continua
Wrote 1/14/11
This book is absolutely outstanding. It will touch your heart indefinitely. Learning of the pain and suffering that this man experienced throughout his childhood made me shed many a tear. If you buy this book, I promise you, you will not be sorry. Ju...Continua
Wrote 10/2/09
It was a good read at the time (6 or 7 years ago) Shocking, disturbing, very moving. But if I had found it these days for the first time, or even a few years ago I would not find the courage to read it. It would be pure torture and what would be the...Continua
Wrote 7/16/09
Very shocking to know how a child can be so much tortured by his own mom.
Wrote 6/17/09
A Child Called It is 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 t...Continua

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