In Dave Pelzer’s shattering, autobiographical novels A Child Called ‘It’ , The Lost Boy, and A Man Named Dave, the author reveals the dreadful experiences he has had during his childhood. Dave went through things no child should go through: he was abused, forced to complete degrading chores such as cleaning the disgusting bathroom, and hardly fed. However, he was still standing, dreaming about a better future. While we dreamed of better toys he dreamed of freedom where no one abused him and bossed him around. Till one day his dream came true; Dave was given a choice, a choice whether to stay with his mother or go to a foster home; was Dave’s choice going to be for the better or for the worse? Read his novels to find out.
Dave’s situation was so bad that he was referred as ‘it’. When his mother approached him his body automatically became tense and he was not able to move; if he moved he would be severely punished.
This breath taking series of books charts Dave’s childhood and adolescence up to the point where he is saved. In the second book of the series, Dave returns to his evil mother’s house to find out the reason why he was treated in such terrible ways. Since he had been rescued, the question ‘why?’ had been running though his mind. He desperately wanted to know ‘why’ his real mother never loved him and never said the three words he always wanted to hear ‘I love you’.
If your a lover of sorrowful books then Dave Pelzer books is the ideal author to choose; his life changing books will make you want to cry and see how hard some people’s lives are.