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A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
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Description: This book chronicles the unforgettable 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: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--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." 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 ... (more)
Manufacturer: HCI
Release date: 1 September 1995
ISBN-10 : 1558743669 | ISBN-13: 9781558743663
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