A Child Called It

Dave Pelzer

Pages: 174

I read this book because I witnessed a fantastic book talk on it. It sounded riveting, and it looked like it would get my emotions flowing.


In a life or death situation, this would be a great book to read. It really opens your eyes to the world of child abuse, and you don't realize what these poor children have to go through.

3 Things I like about this book

  1. You don't want to stop reading because you want to find out what happens.
  2. It opens your eyes to the world of child abuse.
  3. It made me grateful for my parents.

2 things I did not like

  1. You have to read the next book to get more information.
  2. It is kind of depressing.
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Connections: A connection I made was when I had to push through my homework, and I overcame it and felt good about myself. A couple of times in the book, the kid overcame his mother's games.


Favorite Quote: Pg. 98, "I felt proud of myself. I imagine myself like a character in a comic book, who overcame great odds and survived."

I like this quote because it was empowering when he made it through the difficult times.


I would recommend this book to anyone, but mainly to children who don't appreciate their parents. It makes you grateful for what you have.

How has this book broadened your perspective on the ways of people, your idea about life, culture, teenagers, etc.

This book has broadened my perspective on child abuse. I had no clue that the person that should care for you the most could be so hateful. I didn't know that child abuse happens as much as it does. It is sad to think that this kind of thing happens every day to children all over the world.