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Have you ever read "A Child Called It" by Dave Pelzer?

It's the most graphic book about child abuse I've ever read! I had to struggle to finish this book. How could any mother treat a child this way?

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Asked by PSMother at 8:37 PM on Mar. 8, 2009 in Entertainment

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  • yes that book made me so sick i was crying thru the whole thing :(

    Answer by ilovenoah26 at 8:39 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I did too. He has two books that follow up on the first one. All really good.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 8:40 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • that book was so sad. I read it in high school

    Answer by ZaTa at 8:42 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I have read the first three books that he wrote. I was so shocked to read about what his mother did to him. She was very cruel. I cannot believe that anyone to be that vicious to their child. He is definitely a survivor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • We read it in like middle school. Yes, it was very sad. I'm sure it would have been harder to read as a parent..

    Answer by SandraB383 at 9:49 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • They are having Kennedys class read it this year at school. I have not read it yet, but I will.

    Answer by amy7243 at 9:56 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I read all of his books. He is an amazing survivor. I also heard him speak at a Headstart workshop once. I can't imagine living the life he did. He chose to be a great parent stopping the cycle.

    Answer by sherry512 at 10:06 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • yes, very very sad book , made me cry, and that is the only book that has ever made me cry. truly one of the greatest books i've read.

    Answer by prettymama0607 at 10:45 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I Have met that man, as well as read his books.. He is a Survivor for sure. I Met him when I was 14 and He just made me appreciate everything. I couldn't even imagine what made her do that to him. Even with everything that he ahs been through he has the biggest heart and is just an amazing man. He took my mother and I out to lunch(she works for cps and he was speaking to the company as a whole) and we both just sat there with tears in our eyes and our jaws dropped in amazement.

    Answer by JacquiV at 11:22 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Yes I read it in high school all three parts its a very good book well all three are very good

    Answer by aubrees_mommie at 11:38 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

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