A Child Called It SummaryFor years, Mother beats Dave Pelzer , the author and narrator of the book, leaving him with scars and bruises, but also a longer-lasting sense of shame, guilt, resentment, fear, and self-hatred—in a word, trauma. For years, Mother beats him and subjects him to countless forms of physical abuse. One of the greatest tragedies of child abuse is that, very often, people who were abused as children grow up to abuse their own children, creating a cycle of cruelty, trauma, and hatred. Some critics, however, have pointed out that Pelzer never explains how exactly he copes with his trauma, and some have even suggested that Pelzer is more interested in selling shocking books than in using literature to help people. Writing about his own abuse took tremendous courage, and by doing so, Pelzer distanced himself from his past, came to terms with his self-hatred, and, in general, found ways of coping with his trauma without denying or forgetting his experiences. Mother would simply grab me and smash my face against the mirror, smearing my tear-streaked face on the slick, reflective glass.
A Child Called It
A Child Called It Summary
The author and protagonist of this memoir. Dave was horrifically abused between the ages of 4 and 12 by his mother. He is a smart kid, but his home life makes it difficult for him to excel in school. Looking back, Dave feels that he is a stronger person after going through everything he had to endure. Dave's abusive mother.
There is much to admire about Dave Pelzer. He proudly served his country during Desert Storm, and has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush the First, and Clinton for his work as a motivational speaker. In addition, he is a best-selling author and a loving husband and father. That's a lofty set. The book is an intriguing, yet intimidating journey through the torturing childhood of the author, himself. He was the victim of abuse in his own home, a source of ridicule at his own school, and stripped of all existence. This book left me in suspense as I.
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A Child Called It By Dave Pelzer