By Myra Fierro
The book, A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer will make you change the way you look at life. This autobiography brought out such poignant emotions in a reader as it did for Pelzer. The author explains his relationship with his mother and the rest of his family, and how he lived in a basement. Many would think of our mother as our best friends, but in his case Pelzer’s mother was his enemy. The author explains how he lived through the hardest times of his childhood. Some of the things I think were hard for Pelzer are having to go to school with the same clothes everyday, or steal from a supermarket just so he won’t die of hunger, and put up with being abused by his mother! I think the author is not to blame, but it’s his mother’s fault. He was hit and even punched if he didn’t do what his monster of a mother said! He was forced not to tell anyone, even when he went to the nurse and was asked what happened. If he did say something, his mother would show him what happens to boys who don’t listen. He was not only abused physically, but emotionally as well. For Pelzer, it was a battle of survival.