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A child called "it" : one's child's courage to survive

This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

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  • "It to yobareta ko"@en
  • "Lost boy"@en
  • "Abused child's journey from victim to victor"@en
  • "Child called it"@en
  • "Child called "it" ; and, The lost boy"@en
  • "One child's courage to survive"
  • "One child's courage to survive"@en
  • "Child called 'It'"
  • "Child called It"
  • ""It"と呼ばれた子"

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  • "Tells of the early years in the life of a young boy who was tortured and brutalized by his mother."
  • "[This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."--Back cover."
  • "This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son."@en
  • "This autobiographical account tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother."@en
  • "The true story of Dave Pelzer and his struggle to survive child-abuse."@en
  • "This is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games -- games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it.""@en
  • "The story of a young boy's life of being abused by his mother and of being rescued then put into foster care."@en
  • "An inspirational story; one child's courage to survive."@en
  • "An inspirational story; one child's courage to survive."
  • "This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother."@en
  • "Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother."@en
  • "Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother."
  • "Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother -- a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and unwashed, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting and inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive."
  • ""A child called 'it' is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, who played torturous games that left him nearly dead ... In the sequel, The lost boy, Dave is finally 'rescued' by the social-service system, then shuffled in and out of five foster homes. Tears and laughter, despair and hope, all create the journey of this little lost boy desperately looking for the love of a family, a place to call home"--Jacket."@en
  • "Dave Pelzer's astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. This book has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for over 175 weeks. A story with a happy outcome!."
  • "A book about child abuse."@en
  • "A harrowing, yet inspiring true story of a young boy's abusive childhood, from internationally bestselling author Dave Pelzer. Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother, a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. She no longer considered Dave a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dog's bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed doors. But throughout Dave kept alive dreams of finding a family to love him. This book covers the early years of his life and is an affecting an inspirational book of the horrors of child abuse and the steadfast determination of one child to survive."
  • "[This book] is [an] account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it." -Back cover."
  • "The story of a child brutally beaten and abused by an emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother - a mother who played brutal, tortuous games that left one of her three sons nearly dead."

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  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
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  • "A child called "It" (Book 1)"
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  • "A child called "it": one child's courage to survive"@en
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  • "A child called "It.""@en
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  • "A child called "it" : one child courage to survive"
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  • "A Child Called "It : One Child's Courage to Survive"
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  • "A Child called "it" : a foster child's search for the love of a family"@en
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