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

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4 out of 5
Based on 2,048 Ratings and 2,048 Reviews

Book Description
David J. Pelzer's mother, Catherine Roerva, was, he writes in this ghastly, fascinating memoir, a devoted den mother to the Cub Scouts in her care, and somewhat nurturant to her children--but not to David, whom she referred to as "an It." This book is a brief, horrifying account of the bizarre tortures she inflicted on him, told from the point of view of the author as a young boy being starved, st... More
Book Information
PublisherHealth Communications Inc
BindingPaperback (37 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages195
Publication Date09/01/1995
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About Dave Pelzer (Author) : Dave Pelzer is a published author of young adult books. Some of the published credits of Dave Pelzer include A Child Called 'It': One Child's Courage to Survive (Unabridged), Privilege of Youth, A Man... more
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12/16/2016 Jerry Sarkwah tagged as: I read

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1/26/2010 Allyn Stotz said: This is a very sad but enlightening book about a man who goes through terrible abuse from his mother. I commend the author for having the courage to not give up but strive ahead and make a life for himself.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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5/11/2009 Debbie Williamson said: Hard to take but very needed... This book is one that will touch your heart and change you.
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2/16/2009 Ann Kagarise

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