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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

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Author Dave Pelzer

Pages 184

Publisher Health Communications, Inc.

Published Date 1995-09

ISBN 1558743669 9781558743663


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emily_munro_2508 shared a tip "This book devastated me. I cried so many times for this child."

kristen_5239 shared a tip "This book is very heavy. Devastating what this child went through. At times I didn’t think I could finish the book."

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lemonorio shared a tip "Cried when I read it 😥"

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

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damaris_flint shared a tip "Read this book In 4 grade and cried like a baby. So good !"

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

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."

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the_brown_bunch shared a tip "Tearjerker. Incredible story"

kristine_nyb shared a tip "This is one of the best books that I have ever read. A real tear jerker. I couldn’t put it down."

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

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susan_daley shared a tip "OMG! I had forgotten about this book. Talk about gut wrenching."

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

nicolas_carreno shared a tip "Loved it"

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ronbonjk shared a tip "i read this as a kid. i still think about it from time to time. very sad. 10/10"

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mindi_hintxna shared a tip "This man suffered horrendous abuse as a child. Not a story for the faint of heart. But I am glad that I read it."

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maria_earvin shared a tip "Read this book it’s so sad"

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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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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!"

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

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

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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 😊"

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

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

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seasoned_vegetation shared a tip "Made me cry bro"

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jeri_dewberry shared a tip "Gut wrenching- you must read his follow up- “A Man Called Dave”"

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felicia_pollock shared a tip "I’ve read this multiple times my copy is falling apart"

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danielle_duke_1347 shared a tip "It’s very disturbing but he’s telling his own story so you know he makes it."

kelly_elaine_5637 shared a tip "This book gave me a new perspective on life. It was eye opening and I felt like my heart would fall from my chest every chapter."

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