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A Child Called It

One Child's Courage to Survive

by Dave Pelzer

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer X
A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
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    Oct 1999, 184 pages

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    Oct 1995, 184 pages

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Madeline

Awesome better than better
Best book I've ever read.
Krystal Webb

thetrue courage and faith he had in his youth
I just cant believe that it happened to him....he was just a small young boy.....its soooo sad I wish I could have been there to help him even though I'm only 14:/ awww I just want to cry and help him... at least that he got out of that mess...I just want to go to that woman and ask her why the heck she abused that boy! The faith he had through all that beating shows that he is such a strong person inside and out. I'm so happy that he is such an awesome person and has a lot of faith and courage and has God. I just loved the book it made me cry and cry and then get mad but at the end he showed her he has such a strong personality (:
kami

the true courage he had
What a book; I loved it. I felt and feel bad for him, but the past is the past and you can't change it. I cried most of the time I read it, I would throw the book to the wall and think what kind of person would do that to their child. I sometimes think that the Dad is worse than the Mom, because he could have grabbed the kid and run, so what the were drunk and alcoholics they can't be that crazy. I'm a child fyi!
Laura

A Life-Changing Read
I purchased this book many years ago at a garage sale and let it sit on my shelf, knowing that one day I would have to face it and read it. I feared that day because I knew what was in store... but I felt it was something I had to do. Just the other day, I picked it up and read it all within a few short hours. I could not put it down; the pages just flew by. I found myself moved to tears several times and just marvel at the intensity of his experience... it will make you feel more human than you may have ever felt, as well as open your eyes to the beauty of life and how thankful you might be for what you have. I know that is the case with me. Now, I'm aching to read his other books to continue learning more about his life after these unspeakable experiences. An awesome tale of the bravest boy ever.
Pray Jones

What a Book!
I love this book! its number one on my list. The fact that somone would actually put there child through this type of abuse really puts me to total pain.
Im really glad that he overcame it and was able to tell people about it!
bubbles

a child called it
This book is a really amazing book. It's also upsetting how he got abused by his own mother :/
libby adams

this book was fantastic! 3
I can not believe that you survived through all of that brutal beatings.. I am just glad that you did! All of your books are so fantastic.. I am going to read all of them! :)
sporty

amazing story
I just cant believe you survived through all of this. I would have given up. But no, David never gave up. He pushed his way through his miserable life. His mom didn't know what to do after her husband left so she became an alcoholic and beat her kids. This book is AMAZING!

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