A Child Called It

A child called “It” is a book that tells the horrible child abuse that Dave Pelzer, the author, suffered on his early years. The book is easy to read, no to complex to understand, he wrote it from the child perspective. Although I simple written it will keep you wondering what will happen to this young boy. This book could be use as an inspiration for many people that suffer from aggressive behavior from relatives.   Dave tells the true story of a cruel and alcoholic mother that uses her own son as a slave to satisfy her most sadistic feeling, she tortured him every time she could, making him seat outside like a prisoner of war, forcing him to eat his own vomit, sometimes not letting him eat anything for ten days, exposing him to Clorox and ammonia, leaving young Dave nearly dead. How his mother changed from being the care loving mom to the brutal and intoxicated monster. And when there was nobody that could help him, no father, no brothers, nobody, not even hope or faith, this young boy found the wiliness to survive and courage to face her mother and never been called an “it” anymore.

The school nurse stands in silence beside Mr. Hansen.
They all tell me goodbye. Now I know I am going to jail.
“Good,” I tell myself. “At least she won’t be able to
Beat me if I’m in jail.”(Pelzer, page 12)
I think this passage is short but strong because we can see that young Dave is willing to go to jail rather than being at home, so we just can imagine that suffering it must be for him just to go home, where the monster is waiting for him with another type of torture.

Standing alone in that damp, dark garage, I knew, for the first time, that I could survive. I decided that I would use any tactic I could think of to defeat mother or to delay her from her grizzly obsession. I knew if I wanted to live, I would have to think ahead. I could no longer cry like a helpless baby. In order to survive, I could never give in to her. That day I vowed to myself that I would never, ever...