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Dave Pelzer
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David Pelzer is author and subject of the book, "The Lost Boy". Pelzer's childhood was miserable and dangerous as he dealt with his mother's physical and mental abuse. The book covers David's life from age twelve through eighteen. David is taken from his mother's house after teachers reported signs of abuse. Apparently a serious burn to David's arm prompts the report. David, like most children of abuse, is ashamed. As he's examined in the hospital, he's embarrassed by the bruises and by his skinny body. David spends the following years in foster care, going through several foster parents as he searches for answers about himself. David's biggest problem is that he wants to know why his mother abused him. He battles with the idea that he was a bad child and that he'd deserved the miserable treatment. It will take the love of several of those...

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