She treated her other children well but starved Dave and made him work like a slave. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. This solution worked well for David, until he got caught and the school called his mother. Miranda H Khevin04, Dave Pelzer went on to write several more books about his childhood and how he persevered beyond the abuse he sustained and grew up to …more Khevin04, Dave Pelzer went on to write several more books about his childhood and how he persevered beyond sn abuse he sustained and grew up to become a motivational speaker and advocate for others with similar childhoods filled with abuse. This is a book on horrific child abuse. A train wreck of a story.
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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.
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.
He survived what is reported to be the third worst case of child abuse in California state history. The victims of the other two cases are dead. He was removed from his home and his abusive mother, and made a ward of the court.
He was placed in foster care until he enlisted in the U. Air Force at age In , he was the recipient of the J. He also carried the coveted Centennial flame for the Olympics.
Pelzer is one of the only authors to have four books simultaneously on the New York Times Best Sellers List and the first author to have three books simultaneously on this list in trade paperback. He is also the only author to have four 1 International Best Sellers. Pelzer offers programs for corporate groups, human services, and youth-at-risk.
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This was an amazing book, and I love how its chapters are structured starting from before the abuse started to when he was free. The lines cliche, the discourse was off-it was just bad. Everything starts off pretty pelxer. In addition, Pelzer is able to raise awareness, offer hope, and make suggestions on how we can prevent child abuse.
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