Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dave Pelzer

OH! MY GOD!!! I opened the book this afternoon and I can't put it down! A friend of mine recommended the book for me and I have it in my basket among my amazon.com orders but I found it today at Sultan while shopping and picked it up without hesitation!!! Just horrifying and amazing! It is a light read and I'm halfway through, feeling emotional and crying on Fahad's shoulder from time to time!!! I consider myself a strict mother but nothing as twisted and cruel as Dave Pelzer's very sick crazy mother. How as a child he was clever enough to learn survival techniques from his mother's constant twisted torture and to have a hope that someday he will have a family who will love him. Just heart wrenching!!!
Book Description:
A CHILD CALLED 'IT' is Dave Pelzer's story of a child beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games that left one of her three sons nearly dead. Dave was no longer considered a son, or a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement and when he was allowed food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. Throughout, Dave kept alive the dream of finding a family who would love and care for him.
THE LOST BOY: the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of Dave's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family who will love him.
A MAN NAMED DAVE: the gripping conclusion to this inspirational trilogy. With extraordinary generosity of spirit, Dave takes us on a journey into his past. At last he confronts his father and ultimately his mother. Finally, Dave finds the courage to break the chains of the past and learn to love, trust and live for the future.


  1. I read all 3 of them and i was horrified at the extent his mother went in torturing a harmless defenseless little boy!! but you can only admire him for what he has accomplished. An inspiration to everyone :)

  2. Oleana... He is truely an insperation! Makes whatever you're going through nothing compared what he went through.

  3. hii are all three stories in one book ? .. from which sultan branch ?

  4. Hi... I found the three books in one book at Sultan...but I'm afraid it was the last copy on the shelf. There is the three books individually. I got it at Hawalli branch.

  5. I read all of them and actually have never cried as much as I did reading any other book. It's just so sad what happened to him, the book made me so angry, shocked, horrified and just sad. He really is amazing to have gone through all that he did and become what he is.