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This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him

Author Dave Pelzer

Pages 184

Publisher Health Communications, Inc.

Published Date 1995-09

ISBN 1558743669 9781558743663


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kayladaniele shared a tip "The saddest book I have ever read."

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lisa_flores_8364 shared a tip "I don't think a book can get any sadder."

English-teacher shared a tip "This series is so heartbreaking. There is rumor that he exaggerated or made parts up, but it feels too real to be fake."

lindsay_morelos shared a tip "Have tissue box ready, you will cry"

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will_jovel shared a tip "What a story!! This is a tear jerker and such a hard book to read."

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kaelie_darling shared a tip "I absolutely loved Daisy Jones and the Six, I finished it a couple weeks ago and already want to re read!"

jesicha_fontana shared a tip "I’m not sure you can like a book like this because it’s so heartbreaking, but everyone should read it."

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sky shared a tip "It is an emotional heart breaking book the I cried through a lot of it."

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nicole_deason shared a tip "I read the series of this heartbreaking tale of this boys childhood and how he overcame the odds. Amazing and touching series"

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faith_fardoun shared a tip "One of the most heart wrenching books I've ever read."

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elizabeth_sedlacek shared a tip "I'm actually not reading anything right now. This is why I downloaded the app, so I can see what I should give a try next 😊"

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alvaro_rubio shared a tip "Disturbing , the abuse, chilling"

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kiki_carrera shared a tip "literally couldn’t stop crying all night"

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kiki_carrera shared a tip "absolutely left me speechless when reading 100% you should get it!!"

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hannah_maree shared a tip "So messed up"

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kristie_golden shared a tip "Loved it!"

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jen_spooner shared a tip "Triggering for some"

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ezra_sizemore shared a tip "sad but amazing"

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brittany_bruegeman shared a tip "I've read this book like a month ago and its depressing and sad."

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victoria_grace_b shared a tip "I had to put this book down multiple times to take a breather, it’s intense honestly. I’m in awe of Dave Pelzer."

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jeanette_hedge shared a tip "Sad but true great book"

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madeline_hernandez_1105 shared a tip "Yea it’s def read !!"

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megan_thomas_9685 shared a tip "Idk if I can pick one, I just couldn't put the book down."

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marissa_sanchez_9211 shared a tip "This book is so sad but it’s so good it really tugs at your heart strings and gets you in his mind"

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peggy_morris_7191 shared a tip "An amazing, heartbreaking story."

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no_one_uwu shared a tip "An tragic, but inspiring story about surviving severe child abuse."

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eliana_palmer shared a tip "awesome book, really shows trauma but how strong children are."

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