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A child called “it” by Dave Pelzer

Updated: Nov 7, 2020

About the book

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


What I love about it

Even though it’s very emotional, I love how insightful the book is


Quotes to remember

Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”

“One could come from less than humble beginnings, to become a winner from within.”

How I can apply it’s content to my life

Teaches us to open up about our life and also seek help when we need it

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