Analysis Of A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

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A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer , is a memoir about “ a young boy who was beaten , starved and tortured by his mother , yet he managed to turn his life around “ (Barta). What is shocking about Dave’s story is that he is the only one out of his siblings that got abused. Written as an adult , Dave felt like he could expose his expressions and feelings. Also , he wanted to help others so they wouldn’t feel alone. This true story compromises what has been termed one of the worst cases of child abuse ever discovered As his mother fell to mental illness and alcoholism, he became substitute for her anger and rage towards his father. Throughout the memoir , Dave idolizes his father with dreams that he will one day come to rescue him and his brothers.

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