"A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer talks about a young boy who was awfully abused by his own drunk mother. he had to adapt to his mother behavior or it caused him death. to his mother he was no longer his mother son but just and "it". in this story there are multiple times when Dave's mom sent... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
"A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer talks about a young boy who was awfully abused by his own drunk mother. he had to adapt to his mother behavior or it caused him death. to his mother he was no longer his mother son but just and "it". in this story there are multiple times when Dave's mom sent him to school with a meal and by midday she would get a call from the principal saying Dave has been stealing food, the consequences were intense and lasted weeks. Dave was constantly getting in trouble for every little thing that he did, if he gave his mother a wrong look, or his brothers he would be punished. over all this book was a great story but very sad to think that a mother would hurt her own as bad as was described in this book.
“I found that words like 'hope' & 'faith' were only letters, randomly put together into something meaningless - words only for fairy tales.”David Pelzer
“Love and honor thy mother, for she is the fruit that gives thou life.”
“You're all mine now”Mother
“Mother was as solid as a rock. If anything, her drunkenness made it worst. Mother became more like a monster”
“I no longer awoke in the mornings refreshed; I was tired and told myself that I had one day less to live in this world”
“Get one thing straight, you little son of a b***h! There is nothing you can do to impress me! Do you understand me? You are a nobody! An It! You are nonexistent! You are a bastard child! I hate you and I wish you were dead! Dead! Do you hear me? Dead!”
“I was nothing but an 'it'.”
“Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything.”
“What little hope I had I was gone. I no longer had the will to carry on. I felt as if i were a man on death row, not knowing when my time would come.”
“I believe it is important for people to know that no matter what lies in their past, they can overcome the dark side and press on to a brighter world.”Dave Pelzer
“I am so alive.”Dave Pelzer
“I never knew how bad it was.”
Followed by The Lost Boy.
Definatly not a book for children. This was required reading for me in my masters of Ed program. Should be read by anyone seeking a degree in education.----I think that the book can be suitable for young adults. I, too, am a teacher and I read it to my students...minus the profanity. I'm having my 12 year old read it as well. My hope is to mold children that are more appreciative, empathetic, and sympathetic. ~~A. N. Fletcher, M. Ed.
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