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A Child Called “It” by David Pelzer

My Rating: 4 stars

Okay, first off, let me warn you. This book isn’t about the happiest of topics. There are some really sad and cruel moments, so if you think you can’t handle it, don’t read it.
So, I had to read a memoir for school. I picked this book because a couple of my friend suggested it. This book tells a true story of David Pelzer’s life. He had a horrible childhood. His mother would hurt him and starve him. But the main thing was that he found the way to survive.
This book can be terribly sad, and let me tell you: I cried a lot. But it has an uplifting ending. I wouldn’t suggest this for young readers, but if you think you can handle it, go ahead and read.


Comment from sarha
Time February 18, 2010 at 5:20 PM

I am a book worm too and I hate the mother. who agrees with me !!??

Comment from bri
Time February 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I agree 100%. The mother in this story is absoluetly horrible! I can’t beleieve some of the things she did to David!!

Comment from marcella
Time October 10, 2010 at 2:53 PM

i just read this for summer reading and cried like the whole time! the mother is terriblee i cant believe she actually tried to put him on the stove! there are two other books he wrote following this one, the next is about life in the orphanage or somthing and the other one is like about him growing up