The Child Named "It" by Dave Pezler
About the author
The plot in the memoir!
The climax or the story is when his father leaves him. His father was his only hope to get out of the "mad house" as Dave and his father call it.
The resolution is when he is stuck with his mother until he leaves, thanks to his teachers, and marries and has kids.
Thoughts and feelings!
The lesson Dave learnt was about child abuse and how bad it could possibly get. On page 52 his mother would yell at him and smack him just for fun thinking of it as a game. On page 52 his mother yells at him and blames him for his mother and father having fights all the time.
Details the author used!
Another example of figurative language is when his mother accidentally stabbed him with a knife. He wrote, " With every step, pain ripped through my ribs and blood seeped through my ragged t-shirt. This is personification. He was hurt very badly and was losing a lot of blood.
Quotes and main idea
The theme of the book is that Dave Pelzer had to survive with child abuse and his mother nearly killing him and lowering his self-esteem to almost nothing.
The quote is very important to the story because it sums up most of his thoughts and feelings and what happened to him in the entire memoir. It explains how he got hurt and how if affects his life. This also explains what he has to deal with and how hard his mom's "game" is.