a child called it

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One of the worst cases of child abuse in the state of California has been documented by the child himself in the book "A Child Called ‘It.’" David Pelzer provides a detailed outline of his terrible life, growing up the son of an alcoholic mother, and a father who stood by and watched the abuse. The story takes a circular trip around the many years of abuse. It begins with what ended the torment and …

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…continually beaten down both mentally and physically. This brings the curiosity of the reader as to! how many other average-appearing families are living such a horrible secret. Pelzer’s sad display of his terrible life keeps the reader in suspense, wondering what this awful woman would do next. His courage and hope shown in small segments throughout the years of torture leave the reader wondering how his survival was even possible. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography** n/a