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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive Paperback – Touch and Feel, September 1, 1995
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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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An unforgettable story of courage
A Child Called 'It' is a real life story of the indomitable human spirit told through the eyes of a child--who will pay any price in order to succeed.
At age 12 Dave was finally rescued and placed in a series of foster homes until he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at age 18.
Even with all that was against him, Dave was determined to better himself - no matter what the odds.
Though it's a grim story, A Child Called "It" is very much in the tradition of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul and the many books in that upbeat series, whose author Pelzer thanks for helping get his book going. It's all about weathering adversity to find love, and Pelzer is an expert witness.
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : Health Communications Inc; Reissue edition (September 1, 1995)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1558743669
- ISBN-13 : 978-1558743663
- Lexile measure : 850L
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Must read all the books because they all got different kind of information and it will make you feel less puzzle up in the end.
I read this as a child in school, and it was extremely sad then, but rereading it as a Mother really got me. There were uncontrollable sobs involved to say the least.
Let’s stop the cycle of violence!
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You know the feeling when you watch a horror movie and you can't look? Well that's how I felt with this book sometimes. Some parts were so gruesome I couldn't look and I had to close the book for a few seconds before I continued reading.
This book makes you thankful for you family, and it makes you realise how bad some children are treated.
You should DEFINITELY read it and you will look at your life differently!