A Child Called It (Audio Cassette) Reviews
Description:ISBN 075284170X / Author: Dave Pelzer / Genre: Biography / Dave Pelzer's story is the story of a child brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly ... more
A Child Called It (Audio Cassette) ... dead. Dave had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him, care for him, call him their son. It took many years of struggle, deprivation and despair to find his dream and then to make something of himself in the world. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational look at the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive despite the odds.
Newest Review: ... how a child could be treat in such an unforgiveable way. I do think that regardless of whether or not you have children, you ... more
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by - written on 14/01/13 (Very useful, 75 readings)
I've never really been one for audio books but when I saw this for sale at a really cheap price I just couldn't leave it. I had read the books but quite a few years ago and it was always one that I said I would read again (or listen to!). The book made quite a stir when it was first released, and is quite a harrowing tale of the authors abuse at the hands of his mother who treats him savagely, playing emotional games throughout his childhood. Her unpredictable behaviour meant that as a child, Dave didn't have a clue if he was coming or going, and often was thought of as a slave, being made to sleep in the basement, and eating his meals from a dogs bowl. As a ... Read the complete review
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