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Has anyone ever read the book A Boy Called It? OMG one of my clients brought it in for me to read, I am so UPSET by this book!!I couldn’t sleep last nite.

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      Inakika wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • Can you tell us more about it?




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • They are known in the Uk as misery memoirs - they are upsetting and actually if your down they are very toxic - I know it must be cathartic for the writer and it’s sad that it has happened but they are not my cup of tea




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      Cheryl Guy wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • I would not be able to see through my tears to read it! I know the purpose of him writing about his story is to be an inspiration to other abuse victims but it would just make me feel sad!




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      Carine Nadel wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • a friend gave me the entire series and warned me that they were tear-jerkers.

      I was so busy at the time w/ the former day job and my free-lancing I never got a chance to read them.




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      Humming1975bird wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • I just heard about that book yesterday!  The author did a program at Bowling Green State University yesterday.  The book is about him when he was growing up as a severly abused child.  I work for a Head Start Program and a lot of our staff went to the program.




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      Esther Bloom wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • The book is very eye opening and just a reminder of how blessed I am to have had such a great family. It is sad so get out the Kleenex as well as a bucket, it actually made me sick to my stomach at times. Its a great read. Very inspiring. My problems seem so little !!




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      Msedie wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • When my son was in grade school, we had to sign a paper agreeing to allow him to read the book and a copy was sent home. I have to say, I always have a hard time getting into a book, but I couldn’t put it down and read from cover to cover right then. I was in tears! But it was a good cry, because I loved the book!




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      Linni wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • yes.. i read all three of his books! OMW!  

      i was just sick reading it!




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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • I know I wouldn’t read it...especially if it’s sad or will make me cry.  I hate sad depressing stories.




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      Termite wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • Yes, I have read all three of his books as well. It is unbelievable what people will do to their children isnt it? Animals treat their young better than some humans do!




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      Onevision wrote Feb 12, 2009
    • I have not read them.....not sure if I would...




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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 13, 2009
    • I’m sure it’s a good book if you like to read about things like that.  It’s good for those who live or have been through stuff like that.  Books, movies...that have bad things happening to people just really make me depressed.  That’s why I don’t watch soaps (I have enough drama in my own life) and I don’t watch Lifetime unless it’s a comedy/romance movie.  I guess I just choose to only read or watch things that are funny, romantic or dramas with non-violent scenes.




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      Daphne wrote Feb 13, 2009
    • My daughter has read all three books.  I read the first one and choose not to read the others.  

      This man’s brother disputes the content of these books and has come out to publicly do so.  The horror of what i read in the first book is enough for me to HOPE the author actually has a twisted imagination versus a vivid memory.




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      Blingiton wrote Mar 1, 2009
    • It’s an unbelievably horrific story.  I haven’t read the book. The author, Dave Pelzer spoke at a National Assoc. of Junior Auxiliary meeting I attended several years ago.  He was part of a seminar on how to recognize child abuse.  

      It’s alarming how many children suffer at the hands of “care-givers“.  And, unfortunately, even when child abuse is reported it’s extremely difficult to have a child removed from the situation.




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      Anne E wrote Mar 22, 2009
    • I read “A Boy Called It” and the sequels as well.  The book shook me up so much that when my daughter was in elementary school I’d ask her to tell me if there were any kids in her class that were stealing lunches or going hungry!

      Fortunately, Dave, the author, seems to have grown up to be happy against all odds.




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      Robin Clark wrote Aug 24, 2009
    • I read all three of the books.  It is amazing the way people treat other human beings.  They are very touching books.




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      Minishoes1 wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • Yes, I read this book when it first came out. After I read it,I couldn’t hardly sleep for days.some people in my family couldn’t read it too sad! He hd 2 other books after that about staying in foster homes and what all he did with his life.  His brother has a book out too about being abused by their mother. What a wicked mother!
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