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The Lost Boy : A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
The Lost Boy A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
Author: Dave Pelzer
Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just beginning -- he has no place to call home. — This is Dave Pelzer's lon...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780752837611
ISBN-10: 0752837613
Publication Date: 10/15/2001
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4 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Orion Pub Co
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 8
Excellent book about a child bounced around in foster care... it is truly inspiring how forgiving one child can be... I'm definitely hooked on this trilogy... can't wait to read part 3.
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Helpful Score: 7
My teenage daughter asked me to read this book. She had read it at school and it had touched her heart. The episodes of abuse, neglect, and violence were almost too much for me to stomach, but it gave me a better insight into the challenges that children who have been in this situation have faced.
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Helpful Score: 5
I have read both A Child Called It and The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family. The second book is alot more graphic as far as being told what his... I don't even know what to call her... his birther? Anyways what she did to him, what he went through,You can't help but want to take this small boy into your arms and want to hide him from all the dangers and all the ugly people of the world! It is amazing that he is was and is not bitter towards her. The boys has grown in to a beautiful man whith a family of his own. He has truely overcome the ugliness that was dealt to him as a boy and triumphanted! (sp?) Alot of children, men and women could not survive such terrors. A bittersweet book, to say the least.
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Imagine a young boy who has never had a home. His only possessions are the old torn clothes he carries in a papper bag. His only world is isolation and fear. Although this young boy has been rescued from his alcoholic mother, the real hurt is just beginning-he has no place to call home. Exceptional book. Well worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 5
A really touching book by Dave Pelzer. Number two in his series of stories about his life, this one touches on his adolescence and his feelings about living in foster homes. Sad and heartwarming at the same time. A very good read.
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A follow-up to A Child Called It, this is the second in a trilogy from Dave Pelzer. He tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. He was a defiant and rebellious boy but despite his background and personality he managed to endear himself to many guardians, social workers, and teachers. A very emotional book but a must read if you've already read the first book.
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Very distrubing book about Child abuse and growing up from it.
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this was another good book, I enjoyed it.

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