A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive Essay | Severe Childhood Abuse in "A Child Called It"

Dave Pelzer
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Severe Childhood Abuse in "A Child Called It"

Summary: The autobiography of Dave Pelzer, "A Child Called It," told his story of growing up in a family of two alcoholic parents and being beaten and tortured by his mother and neglected by his father.
Unfortunately, there are children everywhere who endure a form of abuse. Some experience emotional abuse while others experience physical abuse. Other children, like Dave Pelzer, are faced with both. Dave had to grow up in a family of two alcoholic parents. He was severely beaten and tortured by his mother and was neglected by his father. Dave had to spend his childhood in fear of his life. Although sad, his story gives others hope that they too can experience an abusive childhood and live to tell about it.

A Child Called It is a book about one of the most severe child abuse cases in California. The book is written in first person, by the author, David `Dave' Pelzer. The main characters in this story include Dave, his father, his mother, and his brothers. Other characters mentioned are Dave's neighbors and teachers...

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