ok so i couldnt find a book review but here is what was on oprahs page when she interviewed the author
Thirty years ago, teachers were often reluctant to get involved in child abuse cases. Fortunately, Dave's former fifth grade teachers, Joyce and Steven, risked their careers to rescue Dave from his living hell.
First Signs of Trouble
Other teachers had warned Steven that Dave had a behavioral problem and had trouble in class. "I knew he was bright, but he wasn't making any effort," Steven says.
One day, Dave's hands were raw because his mother had doused his limbs in a mixture of ammonia and Clorox. She had done so before, but this time Dave had forgotten to rinse his hands.
"I remember questioning him all day long about what was going on, and finally, I yanked his hands from out under him," Steven says. "I could see his hands were raw, not just beet red, but raw."
His Mother's Act
By sending a letter home to Dave's mother when Dave won the school newspaper-naming contest, Steven had hoped to give her some pride in her son. His plan backfired. In A Child Called "It", he recounts the moment she opened the letter.
"...She scoffed, 'Well, Mr. Ziegler says I should be so proud of you.' ... Suddenly her voice turned ice cold and she jabbed her finger at my face and hissed, 'Get one thing straight, you little son of a *****. You are nobody. ... I hate you, and I wish you were dead!'"
Joyce says that Dave's mother would come into the school and act sweeter than pie.
"She was beautifully groomed, and would act as if Dave was making it all up and he needed a lot of attention," she says. "You'd believe her, she was so convincing. It took us a long time to see through it all."
After Steven, Joyce and other teachers had confronted the principal and administration, Dave had a strong team on his side. The police met him at school one day to take him to foster care.
"This young police officer says to me, 'I'm here to protect and serve you. You're free.' I thought I was going to a prison, and the one thing I wanted was clean sheets and a hamburger!
The police officer said, 'No, son, you're free!' That's when everything clicked, and I realized I wasn't going back to my mother." he went to several foster homes and the sequal is called "The Lost Boy" he was rescued from his Mother's severe abuse on March 5, 1973. I believe he has a few books out now
A Child Called It', 'the Lost Boy', 'a Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship
Help Yourself: Celebrating the Rewards of Resilience and Gratitude
Help Yourself: Celebrating the Rewards of Resilience and Gratitude by David J. Pelzer and Dave Pelzer
Dave Pelzer's Life Lessons : From a Man Who Knows by Dave Pelzer This is the homeschooling section. You may want to put your homework questions in the homework section next time This should be in the Homework Help Section. Online Study Guides & Book Reviews.
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