After every single part of the reading, I was convinced it couldn't get worse, that she couldn't possibly do anything worse to that little boy. Sometimes she claimed he had violated some rule--no walking on the grass at school! At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. There is nothing you can do to impress me! The first message is to stay strong no matter how bad things are they can always be overcome. از نظر مادر، پسرش دیگر نه فرزند دلبند او، كه یک برده بود، و نه پسر بچه، بلكه «هیچ» بود و بس. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. In a different way, with different people, but the outcome is the same. Spine may also show signs of wear.
It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and suffering. From United Kingdom to U. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover. He made excuses to the family, but I didn't believe him. Life is normal, humble, and happy. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. From United Kingdom to U.
Normally I don't really care about that, but the lack of writing skills has, honestly, made this book quite bland. That's a review to follow later. What kind of mother that so sick till she can feed her son with poisonous stuffs? And the struggle to survive is too. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. I'd highly recommend it, just not for the squemish!! Everything revolves around his mother and punishments; the book touches on nothing else.
Eric's Goodreads review says pretty much what I would say. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover. A trainwreck of a book. I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. As time passes, David's punishments became more cruel and dangerous. I came away from this book depressed.
Starvation is number one at the forefront of the horror show this book is. It's loving and nurturing that baby, protecting that child to the bitter end. From United Kingdom to U. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. From United Kingdom to U. It's loving and nurturing that baby, protecting that child to the bitter end. That's got to be better than nothing.
Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I use these books in my high school classroom I am a teacher and we have located several articles and interviews in addition to the books which help you better understand the Pelzers' unique and heart-wrenching accounts. Please note this is a damaged book. The book itself is short and a quick read. It took me a long time to read the book. Analysis A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer, is classified as a biography. At the age of 12, Dave was removed from an abusive home and placed in a series of foster homes.
Father always broke the ice. This was just one way his mother humiliated him. About this Item: Orion Books Ltd. Dave Pelzer is adapting the screenplay alongside Goldblum and Hall. Miss Moss Dave's math teacher, who has repeatedly reported concerns about Dave's bruises. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence. David's story is one that should be required reading for anyone wanting to enter the social service and education fields.
Pelzer also bought his own book in bulk so the sales numbers would put it on the bestseller list -- he just doesn't have a whole lot of credibility. It is even more sad because it is real. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. A book that describes overcoming any kind of extreme hardship, ending with a message about hope and the ability of the human spirit to triumph, can be both moving and inspiring. There's no other explanation for the awful things she subjected her son to. The response from Dave's family after the book was published.
The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way. About this Item: Orion, 2000. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. He is always fighting with his wife over the treatment Dave receives but never wins. This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. I found this book very interesting because I was constantly curious as to what would happen next. It is also likely to have considerable shelf-ware.
I wanted to know why his mother did this. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way. There are several different messages the author writes about in the book. Hearing the old name that Father used when I was a little boy always brought a smile to my face. Once she started, we were all addicted and spent every free moment listening with rapt and horrified attention.