There are no character traits or branches of the story. The author described everything he went through, all the pain he had to go through, how he felt and everything. I wanted to know how she could to it. He does not have any complaints. What was the point of this book? But what's the father's excuse? He also steals frozen lunches from the cafeteria, and fishes scraps of food from the trash can at home. What kind of mother that so sick till she can feed her son with poisonous stuffs? I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles.
There was no reflection on the events that happened so there was only horror. Mother treats the wound with gauze and then orders Dave to resume doing the dishes. I got into the tub and laid down. It's an important book on a serious subject. I do think 'A Child Called It' and 'The Lost Boy' 'A Man Named Dave', less so are useful tools in opening up dialogue about domestic violence and child abuse.
All of them are well-fed, have their needs met, and receive love from their parents while their brother is not even allowed to sleep inside the house in a proper bed. Nowhere in the book was it stated that he seemed afraid of his wife, so why did he allow her to treat their son so horribly? Towards the middle, they just all pretended Dave was their slave, as their mother has said. Once again I highly recommend this book and its sequel which I have read. When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. Dave had two brother that were his age and his mother being the witch she was seriously banned them from talking to Dave talk about a crappy childhood. The fact that it is a true story is what made me continue the series to see how it all worked out.
He is telling about his life when he was young. Out of the corner of his eye, Dave sees Mother stumble toward him, and then feels an intense pain in his chest. Younger Years: A 'Normal' Life David's father is a fireman, and his mother, Catherine, stays home to take care of the children. You are a bastard child! We witness the atrocity of Catherine's behavior towards her son, and just when we think the abuse couldn't get any worse, it does. It's a horrible, horrible book.
He internalized his mother's abuse, feeling as if it were his fault in some way. In parts it is so sad you hardly hold back the tears for the pain that this little kid is feeling. Ziegler, treats him with kindness and respect. I don't doubt that Pelzer was abused. It's a book about a child's worst nightmare. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Called It, shows the very dark corners of child abuse by viewing to the readers his horrific life as a young boy living with his mother that constantly abused him.
It basically reads as a long list of horrors that the author describes in grisly detail and sometimes depicts with startling clarity. It almost seemed like a shrink told him to wr Why the hell did I pick this book up? Once she started, we were all addicted and spent every free moment listening with rapt and horrified attention. Chapter 6: While Father Is Away After the knife incident, Father spent less and less time at home and more at work. I often ponder about rereading these, but I can't bear the thought of the emotional tsunami that it would erupt. About the Author Dave Pelzer entered at the age of 12 due to the severe abuse he endured at the hand of his alcoholic mother. When I originally read this book I was still a minor living with my mom, and I could not fathom the pain this little boy went through at the hands of his mother. Mother was completely thorough in making sure I was unable to steal any food.
I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. . The only thing I could think of was to expose to the world that such treatment did happen to someone at some point in the recent past. Catherine drives her sons to school. The author was later on Oprah, and the book sky-rocketed. She held me for a moment then got up and played the song I liked best.
I cried for him to come back and take me away. Sometimes, several minutes would pass without us talking. Dave bears this all while witnessing his siblings being treated differently. Dave Pelzer, who lived with his unstable, disturbed, alcoholic mother in a town in California during the early 70's, explains his story about his torturous unforgettable years as a young boy. Did it make you laugh or cry? That makes it even I read this series many years ago.