A Child Called It

A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer was published by Health Communications, Incorporated in 1995. This memoir shares the heartbreaking true story of Dave Pelzer’s horrific and abusive childhood. Pelzer suffered unimaginable abuse from his alcoholic mom who did everything in her power to break Pelzer yet he shares how he survived and is now sharing his story in order to try to help others who experience his pain everyday.

This was one of the most powerful and eye-opening stories I have ever read still to this day. This book made me want to change the world. I would recommend this story to those 14-years-old and older in order for them to learn about some of the devastating realities too many children face everyday. Hopefully some who read this will be inspired by Pelzer’s story and want to make a difference like I did. 

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