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A Child Called 'It' Book Review Summary

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This is the story of Dave when he was a boy being abused by his mother. It is one of the worst cases of not only beating, but also of other mental and physical abuse.
    Dave is put through things such as being left in the basement, not being fed, and having to throw up the food that he stole. Sometimes he was even made to eat his own vomit. He was made to be locked in a bathroom with terrible fumes of clorox and ammonia.
This report prepared by Lindsey



"A child called it" is an interesting story of will and survival. A young boy, Dave is bruttaly beaten and surpases the most heartbreaking events any child could go through. This story will keep you reading for hours.
This report prepared by Genn Richer



A Child Called "It" was the heartbreaking story of Dave Pelzers struggle to survive his childhood. His mother was bent on destroying him in both body and mind. This is the story of what his mother did to break him and his survival through out it all.
This report prepared by Linda Mayer



   A HEART BREAKING ACCOUNT OF A LITTLE BOYS STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL AGAINST THE ODDS AT THE HANDS OF HIS ALCOHOLIC MOTHER AND FINALLY HIS FREEDOM.
This report prepared by SAM DAVIS



It,s a great story of a young David Pelzer raised by an abusive mother. Its an amazing story.
This report prepared by Laura Marin



It is about a boy named Dave that gets abused by his mom and his own brothers. The mom trys to kill him and is real mean to him. He can't eat he has to sleep in a cold beasment and he trys to keep warm... real sad
This report prepared by Meaghan








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   parental abuse

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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