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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family Paperback – August 1, 1997
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Overcoming a life threatening childhood, Dave Pelzer is the epitome of a self-made man. For over twenty years, Dave has been a catalyst for dramatic social change by promoting resilience. Dave's prestigious accomplishments include personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton and George W. Bush. In 1993, Dave was honored as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans. A year later Dave was the only American to be honored as The Outstanding Young Persons of the World! In 2005, Dave was presented with the National Jefferson Award, which is considered to be the Pulitzer Prize for public service. Dave is also the author of seven life changing books, beginning with A Child Called "It" that started a world-wide phenomenon. His newest book, Too Close To Me is being released September 1, 2014.
Top Customer Reviews
This will book will make you cry, it will make you mad, and at the end, you will be cheering and crying tears of joy for Dave. This book will break your heart and if you are a parent, you will be outraged at the abuse. Sadly, child abuse is so prevalent, and there are so many cunning, and devious parents out there, that some children do not get out and the abuse is "allowed" to go on and on or the child is killed.
Dave's strength, determination, and unbreakable spirit shine throughout this book. How he survived the brutality can only be called a miracle. It breaks my heart to read of such incredible abuse and one does have to thank the foster parents, social works and teachers in this child's life. Dave says, "It takes a community to save a child", and I wholeheartedly agree.
Dave takes you through his five different foster families during his adolescent years and his desperate determination to find the love of a family and a "home" propels him by not abandoning hope.
Dave's inner strength, courage, and fortitude are a shining inspiration to us all. God bless you Dave and the work that you are doing to help other children. Thank you for opening our eyes and sharing "your" story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
tears your heart out. excellent presentation of his scenes. an all around good writerPublished 36 minutes ago by Peggy M.atthews Truelove
Definitely not a book for the faint of heart! In this trilogy, Dave Pelzer describes the most intimate and personal details from his severely abusive childhood. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Martha Wankum
Again, intense but still great! These books make you really think about how good most people really have it.Published 17 days ago by Kwells
I hadn't thought about it before, we just assume that when a child is removed or rescued from a bad situation or horrific one like David was that everything is good. Read morePublished 29 days ago by BARBARA L CARRANZA
After reading "A Child Called It", I couldn't wait to learn more about David. I was consumed by this book & couldn't out it down. About to begin, "A man called Dave". Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa Dillon
A child called it touched me when I was young. I was elated to read this many years later and learn the rest of his story. An amazing story.Published 1 month ago by Geoffrey Bricker