Cover of: A  child called "it" | David J. Pelzer

About the Book

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He 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."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

Edition Notes

Originally published: Omaha Neb. : Omaha Press Pub. Co., 1993.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
362.7/6/092, B
Library of Congress
HV883.C2 P45 1995

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 184 p. ;
Number of pages
184

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL788430M
Internet Archive
childcalleditone00pelz
ISBN 10
1558743669
LC Control Number
95020792
Library Thing
8219521
Goodreads
60748
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