A Child Called It - Dave Pelzer

A Child Called It

By Dave Pelzer

  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Improvement


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.


  • Great read

    By Brpbrp2
    A Child Called It is a great read. I could not put this book down. It’s about a child who is singled out and abused by his mother. It’s very interesting and has a happy ending. This book shows that you can overcome your biggest obstacles and grow stronger from them. I would highly recommend this book because it is a very compelling story and makes you grateful for everything you have and is an easy read.
  • Amazing!

    By caarrlittozzz
    I don’t really like to read, but once I started reading this book I couldn’t let go of it. That how good this book is, but heartbreaking at the same time. I hardly recommend it!
  • I’m not satisfied

    By ѕωєєтρєα
    I purchased this book in my iBook on my iPhone 7 Plus And It did not download I paid $11.00 if you are not able to fix the problem I would like a refund
  • Amazing

    By Spare time game!
    This book will bring tears to your eyes in no time. I love these books! I feel so bad for the little guy.
  • A child called it

    By ally cabrera
    Omg awesome book loved it can’t wait to read the rest of them
  • Sad

    By Uyoilllll
  • I Love It

    By Leslie858
    This is absolutely an amazing book!!! This has been my favorite book of all time even though it's really sad.
  • amazing

    By Tay ✞
    this is my absolute favorite book and I recommend it to everyone. it will make you realize how great your life really is. truly inspiring. ive read it 3 times and the later books multiple times too.
  • Love it

    By Ivana cruz
    I love this book it had me hooked If you are looking for a good book to read this is the one but make sure u have tissues next to you
  • A child called "it"

    By Meenla
    Best book ever