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Subject: Dave Pelzer
Date Posted: 8/11/2008 11:30 AM ET
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I just read A Child Called "It" and The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer.  He was extremely abused as a boy, and the story of what he went through and how it finally ended is really amazing.  You can order The Lost Boy from my bookshelf, and I'll include A Child Called "It".

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 1:36 PM ET
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I read The Lost Boy and was very shocked and moved by it.  I keep meaning to read A Child Called It  (which comes first!!) but haven't yet.   I think I need to steel myself up for it, as I am sure it will also be a very tough, sad book.  It is really gut wrenching to learn about the utterly horrible lives some people get born in to.   I am lucky and blessed by comparison.

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 4:31 PM ET
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I'll take you up on that!

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 8:54 PM ET
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It is a very moving series of books about his life.

A Child Called It - The Lost Boy

He also has books to guide teens and adults through change.

I was fortunate to meet him at a book signing - a very nice man.  I took my son who was 11 at the time.

Date Posted: 8/14/2008 7:48 PM ET
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I read "A Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy" and was thoroughly moved (and disturbed at how anyone could treat a child like that). There's a third book called "A Man Named Dave" about his later life, but I haven't read that one.  It seems as though his story has a happy ending, thankfully.

Last Edited on: 8/14/08 11:40 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 11:06 PM ET
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I read all of his books and "A Man Named Dave" let you know that he didn't come through it unscathed. The first books were very moving but I wish I had not read the last one, I would have prefered to imagine how great his life turned out, instead of knowing that it wasn't quite so great.

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 10:31 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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I have read all three of his books, ending with A Man Called Dave.  They are very moving, and somehow they really stick with you.  I have also explored his website.  What a great man.