Rated of 5
A Child called
While I am sympathetic if even half of the terrible things happened to Dave Pelzer, I nevertheless lost interest in the book before the half way point, though I DID read it to the end.
In my opinion, whoever advised Dave gave him poor advice as the child's voice is, for the most part, not an "authentic voice" and things like calling his mother "bitch" for a kid of that age doesnt ring true either FOR ME.
And despite the promised "trilogy" there are simply too many unanswered questions in the first book and, I certainly have no interest in looking out for a second or third...
Child abuse is a serious problem and every bit of consciousness-raising helps so I will leave ti at that...