A child called "It": one child's courage to survive

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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.

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9780739400616
9781402510052
9781558743663
9781428168039
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Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouping Title child called it one childs courage to survive
Grouping Author pelzer david j
Grouping Category book
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subject_facet Abused children -- California -- Biography
Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography
Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family elationships
Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family relationships
Audiobooks
Children of alcoholics -- California -- Biography
Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography
Family violence -- California -- Daly City
Foster home care -- California
Pelzer, David J
title_display A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
title_full A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer
A child called "It" [kit] : one child's courage to survive / by Dave Pelzer
A child called "it" [sound recording] : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer
title_short A child called "It" :
title_sub one child's courage to survive
topic_facet Abused children
Abusive mothers
Audiobooks
Children of alcoholics
Family relationships
Family violence
Foster home care
Pelzer, David J