Research Paper On A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

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A Child Called “It” is a memoir written by Dave Pelzer about his abusive childhood and how he managed to escape the hands of his mother.
Pelzer wrote this book so that he could share his story and to also address the ongoing issue of child abuse. Throughout the majority of his childhood Pelzer was severely abused by his alcoholic and mentally sick mother. Social services deemed Pelzer’s abuse the most horrendous and gruesome of all such cases reported by that time in California.

From the very beginning of his childhood Dave Pelzer’s mother always treated his differently then his siblings. Dave had four brothers and he was treated the worst by his mother. At first his punishments weren’t any different than typical punishments by parents when

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