What readers think of The Lost Boy, plus links to write your own review.

Summary |  Excerpt |  Reviews |  Readalikes |  Genres & Themes |  Author Bio

The Lost Boy

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

by Dave Pelzer

The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer X
The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
  • Critics' Opinion:

    Readers' Opinion:

  • Paperback:
    Aug 1997, 340 pages


  • Rate this book

Buy This Book

About this Book


Page 9 of 31
There are currently 242 reader reviews for The Lost Boy
Order Reviews by:

Write your own review!

hey i like this book!!
Monica Rivera

This is not a book you can say you like or dislike because it was about a child that was abused trying to find love from ohters. Personally this is a recommenable book to open the eyes of people. Afyer reading a Child called It I cried then I read The Lost Boy and it was extremly touching. I also read a Man named Dave and that book is also recommendable. I gave this book a 5 not on if its good or bad but how much it touched me and how it affected me. I can read the book over and over and everytime is like the first. I still get shocked and hurt just like the first time. I reccomend this book to anyone who thinks they know how life is. After reading that book your how outlook on life changes.

the book a child called it is one of the most unbelievable stories I have ever read. Before reading this book i would of never believed that people like dave's mother had an existance on earth.

Its a great book you i never believed how can a mother treat their blood like trash ever since i read it i see my life way different

i absolutely love this book! i read "A Child Called 'IT'", after i read this one. it has the power to totally change your outlook on life. i thought i had it bad, but reading this book opens your eyes to the kinds of people that are out there in the world. how can a mother find it in herself to treat her own flesh and blood in such manner?! i just bought "A Man Named Dave" and cant wait to start reading it. the trilogy of books by Dave Pelzer will remain my favorite for a long long time!

this book was great it shows just how lucky i am to have a family like mine!

This auto-biography can touch people's hearts, i really love this two books, is not that I like of what happen to dave, is that this storyis so related with me.

I was 14 when I read this book, and was really unaffected by the literature that I had been reading. I found this book enlightening and moving, as it conveyed experiences that many people are unable to communicate. It was a book that opened my eyes, and was a horrible picture to conjure. I gained respect for abused children and actually became teary eyed. This was a heart-breaker and an inspiring auto-biography that can touch the hearts of people who don't even like reading.

Join BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten.

Find out more

Today's Top Picks

  • Book Jacket: Genesis
    by Guido Tonelli
    Popular science books represent an important niche in non-fiction. They build a bridge between ...
  • Book Jacket: Buses Are a Comin'
    Buses Are a Comin'
    by Charles Person, Richard Rooker
    Charles Person was just 18 years old in 1961 when he became the youngest of the first wave of '...
  • Book Jacket: Firekeeper's Daughter
    Firekeeper's Daughter
    by Angeline Boulley
    Angeline Boulley's young adult novel Firekeeper's Daughter follows 18-year-old Daunis — ...
  • Book Jacket: Winter in Sokcho
    Winter in Sokcho
    by Elisa Dusapin
    Our unnamed narrator is a young French-Korean woman who works at a guest house in Sokcho, a popular ...

Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
The Girl in His Shadow
by Audrey Blake
The story of one woman who believed in scientific medicine before the world believed in her.

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    A Theater for Dreamers
    by Polly Samson

    A spellbinding tour-de-force about the beauty between naïveté and cruelty, artist and muse.

  • Book Jacket

    by Jennifer Saint

    A mesmerizing debut novel about Ariadne, Princess of Crete for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

Who Said...

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign...

Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!


Solve this clue:

A S I T closet

and be entered to win..

Books that     

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.