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Print book: English View all editions and formats Summary: A Child Called "It" is an account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: 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. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private.
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I'm currently reading this book in my Child Development Class in High School and it has been very interesting for the most part. I never knew that he was tortured by his mom so much and we are only in the fourth chapter of the book, so there's definitely more to come!!!
Whenever I think about that book, Whenever I think about that book, it makes me feel so grateful that I have a loving family that would never intentionally hurt me.
I am so glad that David made it out alive because I've been reading that he was doing other things with his life like trying to get others to see that he was like any other normal person. I know that he is doing some great things with his life now.
Although he may never get over the heartache that he went through, he is making the best out of his experience and sharing it with others. That is probably the bravest thing that you can do after such a bad childhood. So I wish David the best on everything that he does in his life, and I know he is truly making a difference!!!
View most popular tags as: Similar Items Related Subjects: Pelzer, David J. Even though David is held back in first grade, he likes going to school because it is the only thing that protects him from his mother's rage.
This chapter paints a difficult image for the reader when young David is forced to stand naked by the stove with his hand over the burner as punishment. Catherine wants David to burn his skin, but he refuses and then flees to the garage.
This escape gives David a sense of empowerment because he feels like he won.
She starves David at home. Consequently, this leads David to steal food from school. David is now known as 'Boy' at home - not worthy of a name. David's second grade teacher reports the signs of physical abuse and neglected condition.
One would think this would help David but, instead, it results in Catherine giving him a bloody nose and knocking out a tooth after the investigation is completed.
Since David is still suffering from starvation at home, he resorts to stealing food from a local store, but he gets caught. As a punishment, Catherine makes David throw up the stolen food into a bowl and eat it again. David is sent to sleep on a newspaper in the kitchen, and then he is banished to the garage to sleep on a cot.
This chapter ends with David being forced to consume a spoonful of ammonia, which stops David from breathing until his mother smacks his back. Summer of Stab Wound Remember the scar on David's abdomen that was mentioned in the first chapter?
It turns out Catherine threatened him with a knife in her hand, lost her balance and the knife landed on David. She doesn't take him to the hospital, and his father does nothing to protect him.
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It is at this moment that David loses all respect for his father. Shortly after the incident, Catherine forces David to stand at the kitchen sink and wash the dishes. Because the wound is not treated properly, David comes down with a fever and an infection. He cleans the wound by himself to keep the infection from worsening.I often shivered with fear as I sat in the garage, hoping for some reason he might not leave.
Breaking the Silence: That the author really did go through all of this torture? It is a message to other like David to speak out and it is also his story.
His unique accomplishments have garnered personal commendations from Presidents Reagan and Bush. Abusive mothers -- Family relationships -- California -- Daly City. Rosalind Noonan. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Mother's house had become unbearable. Pelzer " ;.
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