I don't know.. I just got a real funny feeling about the whole thing, and I've learned to trust my instincts, SO I turn to the internet, and for the past few hours have been searching and reading and searching and reading He speaks of his childhood abuses too flippantly, and seems more obsessed about book and ticket sales than he does about getting his story out. There is no doubt that child abuse happens. And even if he was abused as a child, I honestly believe he embellished his stories to the point of absurdity, and that is what makes me angry.
That is my opinion of this book: It's a fake. Just do the research, read the articles and watch the videos. Make up your own mind, but I'll bet you find his story is at least somewhat suspicious.
View all 6 comments. Warning of Spoilers. Please note: Before I get into this review I want to make it very clear that I believe that David Pelzer was abused and did go through serious trauma as a child. However, by allowing this book to be published and available to the public, he has given room for the details of the abuse suffered, to be open to speculation. A Child Called It , written , is a firsthand account of the abuse Pelzer suffered from the ages of 4 to 12, at the hands of his alcoholic mother.
He descri Warning of Spoilers. He describes how his mother withheld food and starved him, forced him to drink ammonia I have reservations about this which I will get into later , stabbed him in the stomach again, I am wondering about this , burned his arm on a hot stove, forced him to eat vomit and excrement and locked him in the bathroom which a mix of chemicals which he had to inhaled, repeatedly gassing himself, until he vomited blood and passed out I seriously question the validity of this event.
David also mentions in the book that his father did nothing to stop the abuse from happening, eventually leaving home, letting Dave battle with this mother alone. My opinion I have one or two serious reservation about the validity of David's recanting of the abuse he suffered. I don't understand how David simply didn't die at the hands of his mother.
He describes not being fed for 10 days which I find very hard to believe as he was already malnourished. Leading on from this point I personally believe he exaggerated the details of other events such as: The drinking of ammonia , which will KILL a adult, never mind a starved, abused child, I have no doubt that if this was to have occurred his mouth and throat would have been seriously burnt, as would his stomach and liver.
The stabbing incident which apparently his mother has enough sense in her drunken state to have the medical skill to know how to be able to repair a stab wound to the stomach without having David permanently physically disabled, bleed out and die. The "gas chamber" punishment , this boggled my mind. David states that he vomited blood and passed out due to a lack of oxygen.
How he didn't suffocate and sustain serious mental damage is nothing short of a miracle in my mind!!!! My last point on this is that David recalls the events that occurred with incredible clarity.
This is why I believe he has massively exaggerated some points of this book. Trauma plays tricks on the brain, especially on a child's brain. A child who has undergone as horrific treatment as David described most likely won't be able to remember all the events described. If he did exaggerate or fabricate some of the incidents then this would explain the large amounts of detail.
At the end of the day, what needs to be remembered is that A Child Called It has given voice to all the cases of child abused which otherwise would have gone unheard. It raised flaws in the social service system and highlighted how little we know of what goes on for children behind closed doors.
That is truly powerful and explains why I gave the book at least some stars even though I question the validity of his claims. View 2 comments. Ever read a non-fiction that ends with a cliffhanger? Well, this is one and had me going frantically searching for it's sequel.
And blessed be the book, it became mine asap. This memoir is one heartbreaking read narrating in details about the physical and emotional abuse of Dave Pelzer ever since he was 7 years old.
Things never became better for this boy. His only hope, his dad, left him too unable to bear the taunts of his wife. I never would have thought how cruel and evil a mother can be towa Ever read a non-fiction that ends with a cliffhanger? I never would have thought how cruel and evil a mother can be towards her child.
This has got to be one of the worst cases of child abuse I would ever read. I totally agree with the author that what's worse than the abuser is the one who was supposed to save you as the one silently watching you suffer and not doing anything about it. This is one of the best, hard-hitting memoirs I have ever read. But I do not understand the idea of leaving it so incomplete without a proper ending.
Yes, I have to read the sequel to know how he got rescued. I appreciate how the book is written so well and cleverly for that matter. You can actually feel what he as a child went through. You really want to help him but as a reader you are so helpless. And moreover you know he would survive through it all.
But you cannot help feeling broken each moment Dave became more broken. It's his strength and the will to survive each day and not his 'weakness' as he used to feel that makes this memoir so powerful. I do not read such memoirs to make myself feel better knowing how previledged I am or how lucky I am. But I do choose to read such memoirs and such books to know how we as human show our worse ways and be the worse as we can be.
On the other hand, I come to know how we as human can deal with the worst possible conditions and how we can come out of such situations rather than cursing our fates. I am so thankful to the author for such a powerful memoir. I deliberately left out any event or the details regarding the abuse in this review.
I feel it is the right of the author to reveal or not regarding any information. Dec 31, Carrie rated it liked it Recommends it for: my friends. Shelves: effed-up-memoirs , book-club. I know it's not nice to burn, stab, poison, starve or otherwise torture your kid, but damn!
If THAT can't motivate a boy to do the dishes in less than half an hour, how's he ever gonna learn?! Seriously, though. I'm enjoying this short little autobiography from a "glad it wasn't me" perspective. The man uses commas like they're going out of style and uses "everyday" instead of "every day. And these pages are small, with large type! Now that I am finished reading it and have read some other reviews of the book on Goodreads, plus a NY Times article linked from another Goodreads review, I am inclined to believe the author is a liar.
The article suggests that the book's lengthy stay on the NYT bestseller list is due to the author's habit of purchasing thousands of copies at a time at a discount and selling them at his speaking engagements.
He also tells everyone who listens that "A Child Called It" was nominated for a Pulitzer, when it really wasn't. Submitted for review, maybe. Plus, how are you going to believe someone can recall graphic scenes from their childhood, but not what their mother looked like? Would have been nice if the Times reporter had interviewed the teachers who reported his abuse if, in fact those people and reports weren't fabricated or if the reporter had looked for the police report taken when Pelzer was removed from his home.
The brother, Stephen, says David was removed for setting fires or something It's not quite fair to leave it as a he-said-she-said when there are documents of the event out there. View all 10 comments. Dec 10, Jeannifer Floyd added it. Quickly all the good in his mother turned to bad. She locked him in bathrooms with cleaning chemicals giving David no option but to inhale them, she nearly starved David to death, she made him sleep in the basement on a cottage, and she stabbed him, with refusal to take him to the hospital.
I think that the value of this book lies in it's apparent ability to open the eyes of a number of readers perhaps who have been running around with blinders on as to the existance and horrors of child abuse. Frequent mentions. Debra, April 9, Verified purchaser. See all reviews. Ask a question Ask a question If you would like to share feedback with us about pricing, delivery or other customer service issues, please contact customer service directly.
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