A Child Called 'It'

A Child Called 'It'

A Childs Struggle to Survive


“Even in its darkest passages, the heart is unconquerable. It is important that the body survives, but it is more meaningful that the human spirit prevails.”

The title of this book is “A Child Called It” by Dave Pelzer. It was published by the Omaha Press in and copyrighted in 1995. This book is the first of a trilogy by Pelzer, the other books include “The Lost Boy”, and “A Man Named Dave”. Other books published by Dave outside this series include “Help Yourself”, “The Privilege of The Youth” and “My Story”. This book is an autobiography of the author Dave Pelzer, he shares with the world the duress of his childhood and his relationship with his mother which was filled with anger, hate, evil and remorse.
Pelzer probably named his book “A Child Called It” because that was the time in his life
when he was brought to the lowest category a person could be brought down to. His mother didn’t even consider him a living human being anymore, being called an “it” is a harsh as it can get for a boy his age. I think the title is appropriate because the whole purpose of the book is to show the effects of child abuse, this was just another way he was abused. The title grabs the reader’s attention and urges them to pick it up and start reading. The title fits perfectly for this book.
I think that the author’s main purpose of writing this book is fairly simple, he wants the common public to be aware that child abuse happens all the time. He wants to do everything in his power to be make sure that no one else has to go through the miserable conditions that he had to endure as a child it. By writing this book he believes that it would help the common man to try to be better at spotting a child that is being abused. The signs are there, but it takes an eye opening book such as this one to connect them with child abuse. I think this book reached its goal fairly well, if I see any of the signs that Dave Pelzer wrote about in his...

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