A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive Setting & Symbolism

Dave Pelzer
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Russian River

The Russian River is a place in California, where Dave and his family vacationed, when Dave was a child. This is also where Dave takes his son many years later to see the sunset.

School

School was Dave's refuge away from his mother, and the only place where he could find food, when his mother refused to feed him.

Grocery Store

For a short time, Dave would leave school during lunch recess to steal food from a local grocery store.

Lunch Bags

Dave would often steal food from other children's lunch bags.

Frozen Food Trays

Dave would also steal frozen food trays from the school cafeteria, while his mother was starving him.

Basement/ Garage

Dave's mother's house had a garage that was under the house. It was a sort of basement, as well. Dave was forced to sleep in the garage and was to wait in...

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