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“'A Child Called It' evokes a boy's life traspassing...”

Written on: 25/03/2009 by Linalu (3 reviews written)

'A Child Called It' evokes a boy's life traspassing from his heaven on earth to his private hell - and his mother is the tourguide. Dave Pelzer writes his own life from the earliest recollection to his present situation with all his ups and downs - but mostly downs. This is because when he was still very young, he was abused, neglected, ashamed and tortured by the only person who is intended to love and care - his mother. The reader is guided from the previous lovable caring mother to the… Read Full Review

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“I give A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer a 10 because...”

Written on: 14/02/2009

I give A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer a 10 because it is a great book but I would of loved to adopt David from his mom. She is the worst mother that I have ever read about. This book is the best book that I have ever read but it is way to sad. Before any children reads this book I prefer them to ask their parents before they do. This book is the saddest book that I have read, but it is still a great book… Read Full Review

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“The way i found out about Dave Pelzer's A Child Called...”

Written on: 11/12/2008 by yadi mota123 (1 review written)

The way i found out about Dave Pelzer's A Child Called it was when my friend told me to read it cause she had finsh readinq it when i read it i did not want to put my book down i couldnt wait to get to ela to keep reading the book!! It took me 2 days to finish this book of how interesting it was!!… Read Full Review

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“A Child Called It is a breath taking book. It shows...”

Written on: 19/11/2008

A Child Called It is a breath taking book. It shows you how to have hope in life , because seeing what Dave went through, makes you have inspiration to live another day. Because if he can get through his hell anyone can… Read Full Review

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“The book made me cry so bad and it was amazing how he...”

Written on: 14/05/2008

The book made me cry so bad and it was amazing how he lived through that and can tell his story today. This book was the awsome, its the best book i have ever read… Read Full Review

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“A child called It is a great Book”

Written on: 22/01/2008

A child called It is a great Book… Read Full Review

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“It was very difficult for me to put down this book, as...”

Written on: 02/11/2006 by mossoppit (1 review written)

It was very difficult for me to put down this book, as I just could not imagine being forced to live in this way. I found it so touching and so sad, that I just had to read it non-stop. It was very well written and I would recommend this book to anyone. It is well worth the money, but make sure you have plenty of time ahead as you will not want to put this book down… Read Full Review

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“This heart warming book is an horrendous true story....”

Written on: 20/07/2006 by Shelliec (2 reviews written)

This heart warming book is an horrendous true story. Dave was a young child when he was brutally abused by his unfit mother.
She is one of the most cruel people that I have ever come across in my life whether it be in a book or not. What shocked me the most about this book was the fact that she never treated her other two children this way.
Dave's story will warm your heart, because he was very brave from the off, he never seemed to want his mother to win, he fought for survival often having… Read Full Review

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Helen Of Troy's Response to Shelliec's Review

Written on: 07/11/2006

I am a little confused as you have given this book 10/10, but you say you would not recommend it. Could you please explain what your reasons are for not recommending it? I am now a little reluctant to buy it!

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“It is truly awful and saddening to read about this...”

Written on: 15/06/2006 by Missty (2 reviews written)

It is truly awful and saddening to read about this man's childhood, but more than anything I hope that people can find inspiration in Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It. No matter how we think we have had a bad childhood or been hard done by there is always someone worse off. Use the book to inspire and say to yourself I'm not done yet, I won't give up. If David can go through that and not be broken let us all keep our heads held high… Read Full Review

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Andreag's Response to Missty's Review

Written on: 16/10/2006

Have you read the rest of Dave Pelzers books? I think he has now written 4 in total. If you haven't I would recommend that you do. They do give a bit more insight into why his mother did as she did, and why his father stood by. They may not give you all the answers that you seek, but it does give you more background, and as with a Child Called It, they are very well written. The additional books I have read are 'The Lost Boy', 'A Man Named Dave' and 'The Teenage Years'. Hope this helps.

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“Dave Pelzer, A child called It. I started to read it...”

Written on: 19/04/2006 by AndreaG (242 reviews written)

Dave Pelzer, A child called It. I started to read it one Sunday morning and finished it 2 hours later after not being able to put it down. The cruelty that Dave Pelzer suffers at the hands of his mother is beyond belief. I have gone on to read all of Dave Pelzers books and believe that he is a truly amazing person, not only to survive what his mother did to him, but also to come out of it all a honest, careing respectable person… Read Full Review

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“Dave Pelzer had a horrible life, but he decided to...”

Written on: 17/08/2005 by built2bbroken (1 review written)

Dave Pelzer had a horrible life, but he decided to share it. I think it took amazing courage to share such drastic details, but it was worth the bravery. It reminded me so much of the ordeals that I went through, although not as drastic as these, but similar. Dave Pelzer is an amazing author, and I cannot wait to buy his new book… Read Full Review

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Written on: 29/11/2005

I was amazed at the accuracy of recall from such a dramatic event in his life. He is an incredible advocate for anyone who reads his books. Thank you Dave you give so many strength..

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“A Child Called It is truly amazing, I am currently...”

Written on: 04/04/2005 by mtbab (8 reviews written)

A Child Called It is truly amazing, I am currently studying this for my GCSE Drama group as I am playing an abused child, and this is an amazing stimulus to work from. If you have not read this book, you need to get the bookshop, library or probably just go next door and get this book. everyone must read this book, and especially the rest of the trilogy… Read Full Review

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“I have never been so affected by any piece of writing...”

Written on: 06/11/2004 by crimson1990 (1 review written)

I have never been so affected by any piece of writing as I have with Dave Pelzer's A Child Called It. I was sobbing through most of the book and I was made to feel physically sick at parts of the book. It is very upsetting yet heart warming at the same time. I feel so much for Dave, and he has done so well to come through this… Read Full Review

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“Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - My favourite part is...”

Written on: 12/09/2004 by kity (1 review written)

Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - My favourite part is the 1st chapter, The Rescue, especially the last paragraph but the best part of the whole book is the last sentence of the 1st chapter....
'I'm free?'… Read Full Review

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Written on: 27/12/2005

I just got the books "A child called it" and "The lost boy". I have already read the first one and I'm half way threw the second one and I fell in love with the books. I felt like Dave was sitting there telling me his life story. I couldn't put down the book, I cried and I felt his pain. I feel so bad for him and for ever other child out there that has to go through abuse. If you havn't bought the book you should! It's worth every bit of the money!!!!This is the best book I have ever read!!

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“Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - You may have all...”

Written on: 01/08/2004 by codie (1 review written)

Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - You may have all heard about this book, but what many are not in knowledge about is the fact you can now buy this book, ( A Child Called It) plus the other 2 works of this brilliant man who fought so hard to just fit in normally. He did come out of the horror of his childhood to do good in his life, but no doubt that the history of the horror that he had to bear may have left some damage. Brilliant work from a brilliant man. The other 2 I mentioned are called… Read Full Review

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“Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - This book is a must...”

Written on: 04/07/2004 by purplesam1501 (4 reviews written)

Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It - This book is a must to all (unless you have a weak disposition) a harrowing story of a boy who went through the most painful and needless suffering by his evil mother...he never ceased to amaze me. His courage and determination to break the chain and become the most respected person of all time by all who knows him...well done dave pelzer xx… Read Full Review

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“I was mortified to read Dave Pelzer's A Child Called...”

Written on: 13/05/2004 by purplesam1501 (4 reviews written)

I was mortified to read Dave Pelzer's A Child Called It, again like a few others I've read I just couldn't put this one down. How on earth can someone endure such brutal and inhumane treatment and survive? This man is amazing I have total admiration for him to come and write about his experiences and have a child of his own. HE BROKE THE CHAIN, thank god he's not in no way like that evil thing that took such great pleasure in tormenting the poor sole. This book cuts very deep into your heart I… Read Full Review

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