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A Child Called “It” by Dave Pelzer

Genre: Realistic fiction
Rating: ☆☆☆☆, I love this!
Total number of pages: 172

Review by: Matthew
My current book type: Realistic Fiction

“A Child Called ‘It'” is a true story about the author and his years of being a young boy in a very abusive house hold. Dave Pelzer lives in a house with his mom and his two brothers, his mom of which abuses him both psychically and verbally. The book focuses on the challenges that Dave must face on a daily life and how he struggles over time.

I really like this book, it may sound weird since its a about abuse and stuff but it is a really good read. One thing I like about the book is its pacing. The story progressively gets better and better, making it a nail bitter and makes you want to keep reading and not put the book down. Another thing I like about the book is that its a true story and not some made up story. To me this makes the story even more sad since you cant say its not real to make you feel better, and it comes from the heart and not the mind.

Three words that describe this book:
Suspenseful, Sad, Emotional