Hi!!! My name is Brittany Lucas and I am 13 years old. I really liked this book because after reading the first two books I didn't think Dave was going to make it. This book taught me that you can make it through anything if you try hard enough. I thought I had been through a lot but Dave has been through something I could never imagine. I just want to say thank you to Dave Pelzer for writing such an inspirational book. Whenever I feel like things are not good for me I just think about what you went through and suddenly my problems don't seem very big anymore. I recommend anyone to read this book.
Rated of 5
by meena ramesh
hey everyone, my name is meena i am 18 years old.. i have read all three books by Dave Pezler.. i must say they were all really sad and touching.. i really enjoyed reading the book.. i couldn't put it down till i actually finished reading the whole book.. whilst reading the book you start forming a picture in your head.. i loved it so much.. i recommend it to everyone over 16.. it was so riveting.. i just want to congratulate Dave in having a successful career.. and succeding in life! i'm really happy that he has found a life of happiness.. i wish him all the happiness in the future..
Rated of 5
by liam mason
i have read all 3 of ur books, they are incrediblely well written, ur troubled past and heart rending story touch my heart deeply. i no sympathy will not help u in anyway, but my thoughts and feeling goe out to you david. i can not believe a person could do anything close to what "the mother" did to u. it makes me smile to know you found ur way in the end and have your own loving, wonderful family. i respect u so much, for over coming what you went through, no body should ever go through that, it was harrendous, thank you david for sharing a true life story with the world, and i hope the rest of your life is filled with constant happiness. good luck...
Rated of 5
This is the third book that I have read by Dave. I have never been a reader of many books, but I have found myself reading three books in a week. Wow Wow and Wow!!! Thank you so much for sharing your life with others. It's through your words that I have found the strength to live. I love a little more and I hold my children and husband more then ever. Thank you for surviving so that others can do the same!!!
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by tina mahoney
After reading 'A child called It' what struck me most was the great contrast in sections. He describes things such as nature and smells with such idealism and accuracy. Then there are the sections where he describes the torturous life he led as a child with unflinching honesty. I believe his romantic take on things in certain parts of the book stem from how someone who was deprived of them for so long sees them. I do not believe this book has 'embelished' anything. It has shown that in the most desolate of exsistences there is opportunity for positivity to grow. It has highlighted the most fundamental things that children need. It cerainly opened my eyes, made me cry and made me believe in the human spirit. This book is educating, real and full of love.
Rated of 5
I read A Man Named Dave for a book report at school. I hate to read, but I have read every book that Dave Pelzer has written. To read about all that he has gone through has made me realize how lucky most of us are, but there are some people who are going throught the same situation which makes me realize how easily someone could get away with child abuse. Dave Pelzer has accomplished many aspects even after going through so much in his life and I believe that anyone can turn their life around if they really tried hard enough.
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