The Lost Boy

A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

Written By Dave Pelzer

Publisher by Health Communications, Inc. 1997

ISBN number - 1558745157

Genre - Biography


New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller


"The Lost Boy" is a sequel to "A Child Called It'. These books are about a child getting abused and how he deals with all of it. He is a very strong boy and he knows what's for him but he sill fights. He is literally fighting for his life. He is going through foster homes until he finally finds the right one.

I loved how this book was written and how it was real. I liked how it teaches you about child abuse through this child getting very badly abused. It opens up your eyes a lot and it makes you wonder how many people you know who might be getting abused. It makes you want to be kinder to people who don't have many friends and look beat up. It changes your life.

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