- Author : Dave Pelzer
- Release Date : 08 December 2021
- Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
- Genre : Abused children
- Pages : 240
- ISBN 13 : 1409151395
Download or read book entitled A Child Called 'It' written by Dave Pelzer and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson online. This book was released on 08 December 2021 with total pages 240. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive.