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It becomes David

Advantages: compelling reading
Disadvantages: heartrending

"It" vanished for ever on 5th March 1973 with the words, "David, you're free. Your mother is never going to hurt you again." These twelve words were spoken by the Policeman who had taken the twelve-year-old Dave Pelzer away from his school. They wer ...

mum52 29.06.2005 · Read full review
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Diamond review  TAINTED TRUTHS.

Advantages: Perhaps helped the guy heal.
Disadvantages: Badly put together and contradictions appearing throughout.

A CHILD CALLED "IT" "As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games that left one of her sons nearly dead. She no longer considered him a son, but ...

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A Child Called It

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...to read this book for many years but for some reason I never did. Until another member on readitswapit asked to swap with a book in my list a couple of weeks ago and I saw this on theirs, so thought I would take up the opportunity. I wasn ...

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Surviving the reality

Advantages: Opens your eyes to what really goes on behind closed doors
Disadvantages: Very graphic, may be too upsetting for some

I finally got it! a charity shop buy admittedly but this book has finally found its way into my possession and read rather rapidly! There could be a problem with writing about this book, the danger being that it would be really easy to write about wha ...

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A STORY OF HOPE

Advantages: EXCELLENT, RAISES AWARENESS OF IMPORTANT ISSUES
Disadvantages: TRAUMATIC TO READ

A child called it is one of the most moving true stories I have ever read. It was written by Dave Pelzer, who, as a child, was abused so badly by his mother that it was documented as the third worst child abuse case ever recorded in California. The most a ...

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