This book explains from Richard's point of view what he went through as a child and what his mother did to him. Sh Richard is one of David's older brother's. As Christmas approaches, Father and Mother begin to argue more and more often. After David got removed by child services, Richard and the remaining son became the sole point of torture, neglect and abuse by their mother. This helps the readers to visualize what Richard is going throughout in the book. At school, the principal calls Mother in for a visit, to discuss why Dave always has bruises on his body.
Now that David is gone, I'm afraid that she will try to kill me, like she tried to kill him. It chronicles the abuse this little boy named David went through as a child. I don't read at all but this book opened up my eyes. I gave it to a friend of mine who is a teacher and asked her to pass it on when she was done. Pelzer is a very savvy businessman and knows what sells. But when she finished is when I realized why she made those faces and why she cried. The green river was as smooth as glass.
Hearing the old name that Father used when I was a little boy always brought a smile to my face. Mother carries Russell to school, building sympathy for herself, and tells the principal that Dave has an active imagination and hits himself to attract attention. Today Dave is a husband and a father and resides in Rancho Mirage, California. Dave Pelzer's remarkable journey from a child who lived in terror of his unstable, violently unpredictable mother's every move, to his emergence as an inspiration the world over is a remarkable tale of survival and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. There's no other explanation for the awful things she subjected her son to. It is hard to believe that some people do the horrible things they do, especially to vulnerable children.
I liked this book because Richard told us what he went through and he was so strong to write about it and publish it out to the world to read. Pelzer weaves a horrifying tale of abuse, neglect, and torture he undergoes as a child at the hands of his psychotic mother. As daft as it sounds, it took me a long time to actually read this book, after reading the Boy called it collection I was so angry I couldn't bring myself to read his brothers book. I know it's the first part in a trilogy, but I doubt I'm going to read the other two books. The Nurse The school nurse examines Dave on many occasions, taking note of his bruises. This book is very difficult to ready. I wonder what ever came of that relationship and Ben.
I don't know how I feel about him, but I certainly hate the mother even more now. The last in the series, 'A Man Named Dave', is imbued with very melodramatic, almost soap operatic dialogue, full of cliches and platitudes that come across as self-aggrandising and ostentatious. I wanted to know the rest of the story that's all I'm saying to prevent spoilers. Not for the faint-hearted though as some of the things this mother does to her child would be extremely sensitive to some readers as this book explicitly describes how she abuses her son. It's a book about a child's worst nightmare.
This is a true story that takes place in the 1970's, and is frieghtning to know that only one of these children were taken from the care of this very sick women. One day, after eating stolen frozen lunches, Dave comes home, and Mother forces Dave to vomit up his meal. Sometimes as I dried the dishes, I felt a new ray of hope. Two are white, two are black, and one is Hispanic. He had dark black circles around his eyes, and his face and neck were beet-red. But this is for another reason. I have no doubt that some of the things reported by the memoirist actually happened, but the focus on the first book is the torture, and the focus on the subsequent two books in this anthology is also the childhood torture even though the focus should be on the life he was living at the time as an adult.
I'm afraid that no Mom has no one like David around to beat on anymore. Richard becomes the new scapegoat for the mother's abusive rages after David is removed from the home. The mother use to hit him with very sharp th I enjoyed this book. We wanted to make sure the coast was clear. He lives with his crazy, obnoxious, abusive mother who would go out of her way to torture David.
I often ponder about rereading these, but I can't bear the thought of the emotional tsunami that it would erupt. My problems with the book are many, For the sake of brevity however, I'll just list a few: --He couldn't remember the color of h I'm a little annoyed. It basically reads as a long list of horrors that the author describes in grisly detail and sometimes depicts with startling clarity. Dave loves his Mother and Father, who works long hours as a firefighter. Another being his claim that he was removed from his mother's house at age 12 due to being pushed down the stairs, resulting in another culmination of injuries - a claim which in 'A Man Named Dave' changed to him being removed from his mother's house due to having burned skin on his arms from putting them in a bucket of ammonia and bleach a claim which wasn't mentioned in the first two books, but was mentioned in the third; strange, considering the lengths to which he recounts all of his abuse with crystal clear detail.
She locked him in bathrooms with cleaning chemicals giving David no option but to inhale them, she nearly starved David to death, she made him sleep in the basement on a cottage, and she stabbed him, with refusal to take him to the hospital. It just helps all of us to be aware of circumstances and the need to stand up for children. عنوان: کودکی به نام هیچ؛ بچه ای که صداش میکردند «اوهوی! It is an amazing story of survival in the most horrid of circumstances. I read all of his brother's Dave Pelzer accounts of what happened to him, and I was always curious about what happened to Dave's brothers when the was finally taken away,and this novel answered many of the questions for me; however, the needing of this novel has left me with more questions. Like all good things that happened to me, Mother put an end to Father helping me with the dishes. I am disappointed when his passive father chose to leave the family instead of stopping the abuse. Dave Pelzer's three volumes of memoirs - A Child Called 'It', The Lost Boy and A Man Named Dave - brought this st Dave Pelzer's remarkable journey from a child who lived in terror of his unstable, violently unpredictable mother's every move, to his emergence as an inspiration the world over is a remarkable tale of survival and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.