A CHILD CALLED IT
Title: A Child Called It
About The Author~
Dave Pelzer was born on December in San Francisco, California.He was the second -born among five siblings and was raised by his parents Catherine Roerva Christine and Stephen Joseph Pelzer.As a young child, Pelzer was consistently abused by his alcoholic mother. The mistreatment was so bad , that it almost took Pelzer's life.It was not until he was twelve that his teacher stepped in and sent him to a foster care.He then enlisted himself in the U.S Air Force. at the age of 18.Two years later he got married and had a son but his marriage fell a part a few years later.He received the award of JC Penney Golden Rule in 1990.He was commended by the U.S president.
Official website: http://www.davepelzer.com/
~ Text to self connections:
●How is this different from my life? My parents are very caring people, the best people in the world, and would never mistreat us that way.
●What were my feelings when I read this?I felt really bad for this kid and also angry to think how a mother could do that to their own child.
●Have I changed my tthinking after reading this? I actualltchave because it makes me appreciate what I have right now and aprecciate my parents more.
~Description of main characters~
●Dave was a mistreated child who lived with his terrible mother and other siblings.He was abused in every way such as mentally and physically.He was a very bright student in school.Over all, He is a survivor because he didn't give up .
●Catherine Roerva (Dave's mother) was an alcoholic woman who had mental disorders.She was a horrible and heartless mother who would abuse of her son and treated him like trash.
*The Father was a very weird character because even though he loved his son and treated him right, he never did anything to stop the mother from torturing him.
A Child Called "It" is a book about the life of a mistreated child who is terribly abused by his mother.Before all the problems started,Dave used to live a normal fun life with his mom,dad,and brothers.But then,his mom and dad divorced and he was left wiyh his mom.It all started from the mother just not taking care of him, to almost killing him with tortures.After torturing for over 4 years,his teacher stood up and sent him to a foster care.
■ -Book review-■
~This was a very believable book because it showed specific and deep feelings.
~If I was to rate this book from 1-10,I would for sure rate it a 10 because it was so touching and it really made the reader into it because of all the details it gave and the emotions it felt.
~I personally loved the ending because it was what I had been wanting since I started reading it. It almost made me cry because it was so happy and it showed a lot of determination.
~My favorite part was when it showed how the mother tortured her son because it was really interesting to know how a mother could do that to her own child.
~I would totally recommend this book because I know that even if this is not their favorite genre of books, this book will attract their attention.
~I love the author's style in this book because I love how he showed all the emotions and it made the reading feel like it was happening to them. Also it showed specifically what happened to the kid and was very detailed about it.