A Child called “IT” – a true story about Dave Pelzer, the author.
Mrs. Q says: – ENJOYED IT! NOT for the faint of heart. Tears/ sadness might touch your heart due the treatment this little guy had to endure. A sad but TRUE story of a child that is unforgettable. The author tells one of the most severe child abuse cases in CA history. He was brutally beaten, starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother. The mother played torturous, unpredictable games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother’s games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave and no longer a boy, but an “it.” And yes, the father, a fireman, was around and the mother quit nursing school to marry him.
Tho they had other children, he was the only one so physically/mentally/emotionally abused. It took years before others realized what was going on. Read it but keep a tissue near by, just in case it is needed.