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

Dave Pelzer
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A Child Called It

Summary: A Child Called It by David Pelzer

A sad story about a young boy getting brutally abused by his mother.


A Child Called "It" is a very sad story about David Pelzer, who is now a man that has to forever live with the memory of the horrifying childhood that he had to go through. David grew up with four brothers, an unstable alcoholic mother, and an incompetent father. The story of David's childhood is very sad, he was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. She played "games" with David, these games were sick and twisted. Although David had to learn how to cope and "play" these games in order to survive. David was forced to sleep in the basement on an old army cot. His mother made him wear the same clothes to bed, and back to school the next day, as an effort to embarrass him. The kids at school made fun of him and called him names like "Pelzer-Smellzer" and "David The...

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