Essays Tagged: "Dave Pelzer"

A Comparison and Contrast Essay Between the Book A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer, and Three Other Articles on Child Abuse and Neglect.

The book, A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer is an astonishing inside look at the life of an abused and neglected child. His journey ... d neglect reporting. Each one of these articles touched upon topics that were significant issues in Dave Pelzer's story.The first of the articles that I read, entitled "Attachment Styles and Aggressio ... theory, though it holds water as indicated by the empirical data, is a contrast to the situation of Dave Pelzer in his book. Dave was a more timid personality, who experienced peer rejection and under ...

(6 pages) 352 2 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Its about child abuse

It," a book which was written by the child whose child abuse case was the 3rd worst in California, Dave Pelzer. These are just a few of the cases of physical abuse.There are also a lot of reasons why ...

(2 pages) 98 4 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Book report on A Child Called "IT" by Dave Pelzer

A Child Called "It"By Dave PelzerA Child Called "It" is a true story based on the life of Dave Pelzer. This book tells how ...

(2 pages) 79 2 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A child called It" book report by, Jessica Salyer

The book I read was " A child called it", by Dave Pelzer.I can't even believe the pain this child went through. How can someone be so cruel to tr ...

(3 pages) 55 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A child called "It" By: Tan Ly

Love and a family who cared was all he wanted, but hate and child abuse was all he got. David Pelzer's story is one of the most unforgettable and severe child abuse cases in California. David wa ...

(3 pages) 90 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Child Called It Book Review

A Child Called "It" By: David Pelzer A Child Called "It", written by David Pelzer, was first published in 1993. Though this ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The lost boy" by Dave Pelzer: Book Report.

"The Lost Boy," sequel to "A Child Called It," is a story about a boy, Dave Pelzer, who is now in foster care after being rescued from his abusive, alcoholic mother. The s ... ifornia and fallows his search for the love of a family from ages twelve to eighteen. In this story Dave experiences the instability of moving in and out of multiple foster homes, as well as bringing ... d while he was still in the care of his mother. Through the first chapter of this book it shows how Daves mother was an alcoholic, how she was abusive, and how she probably had mental problems conside ...

(3 pages) 58 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A Child Called It" - Dave Pelzer: a brief book report to help other essays achieve a better grade.

Dave Pelzer has experienced a truly extraordinary life. As a child he endured the horrors of child a ... endured the horrors of child abuse, included physical torture, mental cruelty and starvation. When Dave was rescued from his terrible life, he was identified as one of the most abused children in the ... is early days, from the birth till his thirteenth year when he was rescued. The first five years in Dave's life seems to have been normal and happy. His mother and father loved each other and their th ...

(3 pages) 28 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Child Called "It"

"A Child Called It" is a book written by a man named Dave Pelzer about his childhood, recounting the excessive physical and emotional abuse he endured at ... nd even his own brothers and father dislike him, and made his mother even more angry, which brought Dave more cruel "punishments." This book was written to try to open the world's eyes to the ma ... any cases of domestic child abuse that go on in so many homes every day. Although the many tortures Dave had to survive were described in detail, and it was very unpleasant to think about these grueso ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Lost Boy

Title: The Lost Boy (Based on a true story) Author: Dave Pelzer No. of Pages: 340 Major Characters: "¢ Dave Pelzer "“ A young boy who ... ong-will is constantly evident, even in the most difficult situations that he faces."¢ Dave's Mom "“ Dave's brutal alcoholic mother who has a cold heart and no sense of love or affec ... ter is despised by the reader because of her unmerciful and heartless nature. She relentlessly puts Dave through torturous punishments and cruel games that seriously harm him physically and emotionall ...

(4 pages) 6 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Abused Child Called "IT"

eated. I realize that I don't even have it bad compared to others. I think if you read any of David Pelzer's books, you can realize how many millions of children are victimized by child abuse and negl ...

(1 pages) 16 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Child Called It

The book I read was an autobiography called A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer. It was the best book I have ever read in my life. It was a hard book to put down. It al ... s a hard book to put down. It always left you wanting to know what was going to happen next. Dave Pelzer had a good life in the beginning. His family was very loving They always went on family ... hey would spend all the holidays decorating and full of holiday cheer. But then all at once, Dave's life started to change as his mother began to drink. She became extremely abusive. But she wo ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'A Child called it' by Dave Pelzer

book called ‘A Child called it’ is based on a true story about the childhood of and American boy Dave Pelzer. Dave has had a truly extra ordinary life he nearly died several times by his mentally d ... , holidays and trips to the Russian river. They were the perfect family. But all this changed when Dave entered 1st grade. There was no apparent reason but he was the one that the mother picked on, n ...

(3 pages) 34 3 4.5 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Community Problems - Our Responsibility

shments and turning to committing crimes in the end can often be seen in literatures and movies. In Dave Pelzer's autobiography "A Child Called It", David, the protagonist, was forced to commit thefts ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


The book I read is called A Child Called It. It is written by Dave Pelzer. The theme of this book is to keep hope alive. You should have faith and dreams to have ... something to look forward to in your future especially when you feel you can't go on any more. Like Dave, he felt trapped as if he was never going to be free. He used his dreams and illusions every ti ... oy alive. He had something to reach for and never quit. The protagonist is a 9 year old boy, Dave Pelzer. The setting mostly takes place in his mother's house. All of a sudden his mother and fa ...

(3 pages) 307 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer The book that I am reviewing is called ?A Child Called It? and it was written by Dave Pe ... of how sad it is. ?A Child Called It? is the first book of a trilogy.This book is about the author, Dave Pelzer?s, survival of getting beaten around by his mum. The book starts off quite happily. The ... ly. The young boy is part of a nice normal family, they go on holidays and have fun. He had a life. Dave Pelzer loved his mum very much and describes her as, ?a mum who glowed with love for her childr ...

(5 pages) 25 1 4.4 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer

The book, A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer, is about a young boy named David, who was abused by his mother. The life of the boy sta ... moir of child abuse. It is hard to imagine that any mother could treat her child with such cruelty. Dave Pelzer never explains in his story why his mother changed so radically. The reader is left to w ... e spirit or will to live of her son.Also, it is fortunate that caring adults came forward to rescue Dave

(5 pages) 24 0 2.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

child abuse

ng. There is no good outcome that stems from child abuse. In the book A Child Called It, written by Dave Pelzer, we learn his story and how child abuse took a toll in his life. Child abuse is most oft ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Child Abuse

"A Child called It" is a book that is known to be one of the worst documented cases of child abuse. Dave had to endure numerous types of abuse such as starvation, cruelty and torture for the majority ... ity of his childhood. When reading this book, I was shocked by the different levels of cruelty that Dave faced. I was amazed on how this book had a major impact in my life. Being married to a man that ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology