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The Lost Boy

A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

by Dave Pelzer

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The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
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    Aug 1997, 340 pages


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Candie Dingman

I have read your books and i am very sorry that you had to go through that and no child should ever have to go through that i also think that you are a awsome person for getting help when you needed it and for coming out and telling the world what you have went through that takes a lot of courage and i thank you for sharing your life story with me and the rest of the world.
Candie Dingman


A great tale of a boy who is in the adolescense of a life and struggles with everything we have to, on top of everything else! you deserve eveyrhting in the world Dave!

God be with you

It is a very moving book.
it's so sad, while reading in science my eyes started watering. love hollie

I read this book with a teacher and classmates everyone wanted to read more. The class loved it, i thought that what dave's mother did to him wasn't right. i loved the book, the child called "it". that is the most sadest thing i ever read in my life. *sobbs*

If you buy this book in the stores, it should come with a big pack of tissues. It can even make a rock melt. Imagine you in Dave's position. It's almost unbelievable how he managed to escape it all. I also read 'A Child Called "It"' and 'A Man Named Dave' These books very heart-braking. He managed to survive throught those hard conditions- with all those beatings and everything. It even hurts to think about it.

This is the most powerful book i have ever read. I never knew how good i had it until i read it. I cried so many times. This is a vary good book.

i have read all of your books and i think that the most powerful was A Child Called it, i think that you have put up with a lot of stuff.

make a lot more books please

i like to read them

sinceley Ian

ps: i have to do an In depth Book Study.

Your books are awesome they are really sad and I couldn't of went through all the stuff you did. I am glad my friends told me about your books. They are the best books I have ever read. I am going to read the other too to. And if you come out with more I will probly read them to. They are so sad I cryed so much I have never cryed that much over a book but this was real stuff that happen to you and that is really sad and I couldn't have done it. Take care and enjoy the rest of your life. Love, Me

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