A Child Called "It"

A Child Called "It"

Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 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. Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE] ACE #1 This book chronicles the unforgettable ac...

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Title:A Child Called "It"
Author:Dave Pelzer
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:184 pages pages

A Child Called "It" Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Jul 18, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

  • Briynne
    Jul 19, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

  • Sammy
    Mar 16, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

  • Maria Elmvang
    Jul 05, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

  • Laura
    Aug 12, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

  • Eric
    Mar 10, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

  • Kohei
    Mar 23, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

  • Sandy Yang
    Oct 19, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

  • Carrie
    Dec 31, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 05, 2016

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

  • Laurel
    Apr 27, 2009

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

  • `. kateelynn *
    Mar 27, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

  • Don
    Jul 13, 2012

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

  • Trevor
    Dec 13, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 24, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

  • Lei
    Nov 22, 2008

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

    This book was really sad. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. I can't believe that anyone would do such things to their own flesh and blood.If i was David, i would have t...

  • Shy
    Jan 01, 2010

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

    This book was really sad. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. I can't believe that anyone would do such things to their own flesh and blood.If i was David, i would have t...

    I first found out about this book when I saw my mother reading it. She was making weird faces and sometimes crying. But when she finished is when I realized why she made those faces and why she cried. "A Child Called 'It'" really is my favourite book. It's a book about a child's wor...

    ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ...

    *1.2 Recommended by a friend in orchestra, this book is supposed to be "really really good". I finished it in 3 hours because it was short and to the point. Yet I must say this book is extremely poorly written. It is structured in a sense similar to a pointless shopping list: so ...

    When I first picked up this book, I never know that reading it would be this traumatic. It is a very short read but I seriously have to say that it is not the kind of book that you read for pleasure. Some parts of it were very disturbing, which when coupled with vivid details of the ab...

  • Serina
    Sep 08, 2012

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

    This book was really sad. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. I can't believe that anyone would do such things to their own flesh and blood.If i was David, i would have t...

    I first found out about this book when I saw my mother reading it. She was making weird faces and sometimes crying. But when she finished is when I realized why she made those faces and why she cried. "A Child Called 'It'" really is my favourite book. It's a book about a child's wor...

    ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ...

    *1.2 Recommended by a friend in orchestra, this book is supposed to be "really really good". I finished it in 3 hours because it was short and to the point. Yet I must say this book is extremely poorly written. It is structured in a sense similar to a pointless shopping list: so ...

  • فهد الفهد
    May 23, 2011

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

    This book was really sad. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. I can't believe that anyone would do such things to their own flesh and blood.If i was David, i would have t...

    I first found out about this book when I saw my mother reading it. She was making weird faces and sometimes crying. But when she finished is when I realized why she made those faces and why she cried. "A Child Called 'It'" really is my favourite book. It's a book about a child's wor...

    ?????? ?????? ????? ?????? ...

  • Rebbie
    Oct 16, 2016

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

  • Sam Ciuffardi
    Jul 07, 2012

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

    This book was really sad. The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. At one point when i was reading the part about the bathroom and mirror treatment, i almost cried. I can't believe that anyone would do such things to their own flesh and blood.If i was David, i would have t...

    I first found out about this book when I saw my mother reading it. She was making weird faces and sometimes crying. But when she finished is when I realized why she made those faces and why she cried. "A Child Called 'It'" really is my favourite book. It's a book about a child's wor...

  • KamRun
    Jul 07, 2017

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

  • Paul O'Neill
    Jul 09, 2015

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

  • Jeannifer Floyd
    Dec 10, 2013

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

  • J. Kahele
    Dec 29, 2015

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

  • Nate83
    Sep 28, 2007

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

    This is a book about a child his name is David. He is telling about his life when he was young. He had three brothers and mom and a dad. His dad was a local firefighter and his mom was a stay at mom kind of person. They had a really good life they went on vacations and had picnics. ...

  • Nour Allam
    Jan 11, 2018

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

    ????? ?????? ???? 2018. ?????? ?? ????? ????? ?? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ????? ????? ???? ?? ????? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??? ??????? ??????? ? "???" ??? ???...

  • Harry Costea
    Feb 12, 2018

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

    -???? ???? -????? {?? ???? ???? ? ??? ?? ??? ???} ????... ???? "??? ???" ?? -??? ???? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ???? -?? ????! ???? ????? ?? ???? ?????? ????...

    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

  • Samantha James
    Jul 12, 2018

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...

    this book was the 'hostel', or 'saw IV' of memoirs. i don't really know why i read it. it was free, first of all. and, i guess like any normal human being, i cannot look away from a trainwreck. 'a child called it' is not very well written. you walk away with more questions than you...

    Easily the most terrifying book I've ever read. I think I had literally repressed the memory of it, until I randomly happened across the title this week. I experienced this book in a fairly odd way, during a week-long cheerleading camp my sophomore year of high school. My coach was...

    A Child Called "It" HCI, 1995 $9.95 By Dave Pelzer ISBN 1558743669 One very common issue that goes around in our world is child abuse, it happens everywhere and it is something that is horrible and cannot be stopped. Dave Pelzer, the author of the autobiographical book, A Child Call...

    I did not like this book. But that's okay. You're not supposed to like it. It's a horrible, horrible book. A trainwreck of a book. I wanted to look away, but just couldn't. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. It was too, too depre...

    Oh my god, what can I possibly say about this book? When I first started reading this book last year, I was just so hooked to it and I just wanted to know everything about this book. It was all about this author's childhood gone horrible with the extreme abuse, the torture and sufferin...

    I've sat with this book on my desk for a couple weeks, unable to decide what I would write for a review. I'm wholly torn between this being one of my most-asked-for and least-favorite-ever titles. I wish the amount of times I heard "this was the first book I liked" (and the amount of t...

    Why the hell did I pick this book up? It was depressing as hell and it was poorly written. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. And I think abuse is too mild a term for what he went through. It was horrible. Reading the torture he endured at the ...

    A Child Called "It":One Child's Courage to Survive Dave Pelzer Health Communications, Inc., 1993, 153 pp., $9.95 ISBN 1-55874-366-9 Have your parents ever abused you? In The Child Called "It", a true story that can bring tears to the eyes of anyone with a beating heart, Dave, t...

    Okay, this is going to be a short and sweet review since it's a non-fictional autobiography and you can't really critique things like characters and story. But I'm going to say what I can... This book was a hard one to read yet I couldn't put it down. There's a different something i...

    A Child Called "It" (Dave Pelzer #1) , Dave Pelzer David James "Dave" Pelzer (born December 29, 1960 in San Francisco, California) is an American author, of several autobiographical and self-help books. He is best known for his 1995 memoir of childhood abuse, A Child Called "It". ??...

    I've been avoiding this book since I was a teenager. I did so because this is a trigger for me and I knew I couldn't handle it. But...I figured that it's been two years since I cut my mother out of my life and that I finally feel free. And strong... well, at least strong enough to face...

    YIKES. This is a man's account of the severe abuse he suffered as a young child through the hands of his mother. Apparently, there is some doubt on whether the story is actually true, or whether the author merely made the whole thing up. I don't know enough about the controversy to spe...

    I'm a little annoyed... Tonight I read a book entitled "A Chiled Called 'It'" and I believe it's fiction, to say the least. "A Child Called 'It'" is a story about a boy who survives horrendous over-the-top abuse at the hands of his mother. It basically reads as a long list of hor...

    I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn! If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me...

    My book review is over A Child Called ?IT? By: Dave Pelzer. This book is a true story about a child?s devastating childhood in which he experienced child abuse physically and verbally. David?s child abuse first started when he was only two and a half years old, and continued ...

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    Disturbing This is a story of a boy named David who endured the worst abuse I had ever read about, by the hand of the very person who gave him life, his mother. I wanted so badly to pluck David out of the story and hide him away from this vicious woman who to me was never truly...

    I read A child called "It" for my fifth book report. This is a heart wrenching true story about the author of the book when he was a kid. His name is David Pelzer and he is the main character in the book. He gets abused by his mom everyday without a break. She takes her frustrations ou...

    I love a book that stands for something. I admire people who have to suffer through such unspeakable acts, but to come out on the other side and take action to help raise awareness is very noble indeed. This book had me cringing in disgust. Is it well written? No. Does it need to b...

    This book was very interesting. It showed me what really goes on in some families in this world. It also showed me to never take anything that i have for granted because some kids have that kind of life at home. ...

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    Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. What is most appalling about this book lays behind the truth of the story. Dave Pelzer?s entire tale comes together from the real-life experiences of the autho...

  • TK421
    Aug 13, 2009

    This book is very likely made up from start to finish. The events in it read like Pelzer imagined the worst child abuse possible and then said, "And it all happened to me!" Yeah, right. His brother and grandmother said in an interview that it was all rubbish, too, which casts more doub...

    This book was horrible. Period. A waste of my time. You see, what really pisses me off with this book is this: I have known kids that have come from horribly abusive situations that are more genuine than Pelzer is in his "memoir." The stories of his life in this book contradict one...