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  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

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    written by Dave Pelzer. The theme of this book is to keep hope alive. You should have faith and dreams to have something to look forward to in your future especially when you feel you can’t go on any more. Like Dave, he felt trapped as if he was never going to be free. He used his dreams and illusions every time he was hurting to help him get away from the pain. This is what kept this little boy alive. He had something to reach for and never quit. The protagonist is a 9 year old boy, Dave Pelzer. The

  • A child Called It by Dave Pelzer

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    suspected anything was wrong. All that changed when Dave was in first grade. For no known reason, his mother singled him out from his siblings and began abusing him. The abuse began relatively mildly. When he and his brothers did something wrong, Dave was the one to receive punishment--at first simply banishment to the corner of a bedroom. Then, his mother began spending her days watching TV and drinking beer. Easily irritated, she yelled at Dave for the slightest reason, or sometimes for no reason

  • The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer

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    and how he overcame so many problems that he went through. Dave Pelzer name is actually David James Pelzer born on December 29, 1960 at San Francisco, California. David’s father Stephen Joseph Pelzer was a fireman of San Francisco and in 1980 he past away. Mother is Catherine Roerva the person that was responsible for mistreating David for so many years. David had to live in a foster home until the age of eighteen years old. Before Dave became an author he joined the U.s. Air Force. He is currently

  • A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

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    A Child Called "It", by Dave Pelzer, is a first person narrative of a child’s struggle through a traumatic abused childhood. The book begins with Dave telling us about his last day at his Mother’s house before he was taken away by law enforcement. At first I could not understand why he had started at the end of his tale, but after reading the entire book it was clear to me that it was easier to read it knowing there indeed was a light at the end of the dark tunnel. This horrific account of extreme

  • Dave Pelzer A child called it and The lost boy

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    Dave Pelzer A child called it and The lost boy David Pelzer’s books, “The Child Called It” and “The Lost Boy” should be taught in high school English classes. I think most students in a high school English class are old enough and, mature to handle the contents of the books and to get a understanding of what David went through. At times the books are a little to detailed, but people have to understand it is something that happens in everyday life, and people cant be prejudiced towards the children

  • I Am A Bad Boy, By Dave Pelzer

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    frustrated, Dave the most hyper of her children became the bane of her existence. The author never clearly explained the cause of his mother’s madness, as he will never know. The 1960s was a time period where people did not intervene in others personal matters. This is why Pelzer’s case went unnoticed for quite a while. Catherine’s behavior went unnoticed especially by her husband, as he was a firefighter and wasn’t home most of the time. Catherine found any reason possible to abuse Dave and clearly

  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

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    A Child Called “It” The book A Child Called “It” was written by Dave Pelzer. “In the years before I was abused, my family was the “Brady Bunch” of the 1960s. My two brothers and I were blessed with the perfect parents. Our every whim was fulfilled with love and care.” These are Dave’s words about his family before he was abused by his mother. Dave Pelzer has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he was abused by his alcoholic mother, which included physical torture, mental cruelty

  • The Capability Of individualized Courage to Survive In David Pelzer’s A Child Called It

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    the autobiography “A Child Called “It” David Pelzer writes about surviving a difficult childhood, where hones skills that ultimately lead him to a bright future. David James Pelzer was born December 29, 1960, and is still thriving as of this period. He is an author along with a motivational speaker whom written a series of multiple life-inspiring autobiographies. Dave was the son of Stephen Joseph Pelzer (1923-1980) and Catherine Roerva Christen Pelzer (1929-1992). Stephen was a San Francisco fireman

  • Child Abuse In David Pelzer's A Child Called It

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    The cruelty David endured at the hands of his mother led him to believe he was nothing more than a worthless misfortune; he began to despise himself even more and started to believe that he was the cause of the abuse he suffered. I was impacted by Dave Pelzer’s book, “A Child Called It” (1995) emotionally and cognitively, due to the nature of abuse the author experienced, it’s heartbreaking to hear a mother renouncing her son, her flesh and blood, a child she carried for nine months; nurtured

  • The Only Way Out in Richard Miller´s The Dark Night of the Soul

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    Richard E. Miller, the author of The Dark Night of the Soul, is an English professor/executive director of the Plan-genre Writing Center at Rutgers University. He studies the English curriculum in the U.S and questions if it is successful or a dying art. This is evident in The Dark night of the Soul, It can be quite a shock to confront the possibility that reading, writing, and talking exercise almost none of the powers we regularly attribute to them in our favorite stories. The dark night of the