Book Reviews of The Privilege of Youth

The Privilege of Youth
The Privilege of Youth
Author: Dave Pelzer
ISBN-13: 9780525947691
ISBN-10: 0525947698
Publication Date: 1/5/2004
Pages: 230
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Another fantastic book from an amazing man. This one shares more about what happens to Dave Pelzer after the abuse, during his teenage years.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is about Dave's teenage years (it's like a companion book to The Lost Boy) and about all the people who touched his life and made him what he is today! There are only vague mentions of "The Mother" and there are no graphic disturbing scenes of child abuse.

A lot of the stories and people he shares in this book have been mentioned in his other three novels, but here he goes into more detail. It was a nice break after reading the other three. He is an amazing person!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is about Dave's teenage years (it's like a companion book to The Lost Boy) and about all the people who touched his life and made him what he is today! There are only vague mentions of "The Mother" and there are no graphic disturbing scenes of child abuse.

A lot of the stories and people he shares in this book have been mentioned in his other three novels, but here he goes into more detail. It was a nice break after reading the other three. He is an amazing person!!
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Helpful Score: 3
This reminds me a little of how the people reacted after WW II, saving, hording and be proud of what you have. He is not really bonded with his Foster parents and still lives/plans his life alone. Always looking into the future and planning for it. His neighborhood buddies let him live in the moment for a little while.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderfully written! Sad story, but inspiring to know that we can overcome anything if we have the courage, strength and heart too!
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Helpful Score: 2
This poor kid had a lot to deal with, more than anybody in their life should ever have to deal with. He is amazing, not just for getting through it but for growing into such a wonderful man. Part of a series. What he went through was horrific but the inspiration of who he is gets you through reading about it. Awesome book. Awesome series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! Make sure you have read his first book first.
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Helpful Score: 1
A delightful coming-of-age story - a boy who overcomes the challenges of a dysfunctinal family and the foster care system - a lot of heart.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is wonderful although it is a tearjerker. I found it helpful in understanding some of the youth that I work with.
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Helpful Score: 1
I am working towards becoming a social worker. In part because of my love for children, but in part because of Dave Pelzers tragic story. I picked up his first book "a child called It" and intended to read it while my kids played at the park one summer. I read a few pages on our way home and could not put it down. I then went back the next day and got the next two in this series, which includes this book. I cried just about the whole time that I read all of these books. It is a very touching book that is also motivating.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another frank and insightful look at the life of Dave Pelzer. When one of the men who mentored Dave during his teen years dies, Dave thinks back to the neighborhood where he made his first real friends and had his first introduction to normal, loving families.
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loved it
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Not as easy of a read as the 1st two of his books, but another good, sad and inspiring book, but a bit slow and boring in spots.
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Although his other books were interesting, I found this one a little boring. I gave up on it about half way through and that is rare for me.
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dave writes about the simple pleasures of exploring the neighborhood , while trying to forget the hell he lives in at home.
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Yet another amazing story by Dave Pelzer!
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He always makes the best out of everything!
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Dave Pelzer was an abused child from almost the time he can remember. His story begins with "A Boy Called It". If you have read the rest of the series then reading "The Privilege of Youth" and then "A Man Named Dave" is a necessity. Dave Pelzer is an emotional and vivid author with a sad, but determine story to tell that takes you through his life.
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A good story of a living testament to resilience, personal responsibility and the triumph of the spirit.
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"A Child Called 'It'" "The Lost Boy" and "A Man Named Dave" This book fills in the missing chapter in this incredible story.
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This is a book in addition to the sseries of books "a child called it". It is a part of David's story that was not told in the other 3 books. It was a good book, but I would only read it after you have read his first three.
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Third in the series. It is an emotional look into histeen years.
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An unbelievable story.
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One in the series of Pelzer books that begins with "A Boy Called IT". A wonder series of books by a man able to overcome unbelieveable odds to be a real role model for us all.
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I couldn't put it down
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Great book
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good book