A child called "It": one child's courage to survive

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IL: UG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 5
Lexile measure:
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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son.

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ISBN:
9781558743663
9780613171373
9781402510052
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.8, 5 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouped Work ID 52ada338-9385-aac3-5738-daa606236937
Grouping Title child called it one childs courage to survive
Grouping Author pelzer david j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-04-05 04:47:14AM
Last Indexed 2019-04-20 05:06:13AM

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author Pelzer, David J.
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publishDate 1995, 2001
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series David Pelzer trilogy
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subject_facet Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Abusive mothers -- California -- Daly City -- Family relationships, Abusive mothers -- Family relationships -- California -- Daly City -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Autobiographies, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography -- Audiobooks (CD), Family violence -- California -- Daly City, Family violence -- California -- Daly City -- Audiobooks (CD), Foster home care -- California, Foster home care -- California -- Audiobooks (CD), Pelzer, David J
title_display A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive
title_full A child called "It" : one child's courage to survive / Dave Pelzer, A child called "it" [sound recording] : one child's courage to survive / by Dave Pelzer
title_short A child called "It" :
title_sub one child's courage to survive
topic_facet Abused children, Abusive mothers, Audiobooks (CD), Children of alcoholics, Family relationships, Family violence, Foster home care, Pelzer, David J