Tracking the Intersection of Culture and Media

Tracking the Intersection of Culture and Media - A Child...

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“A Child Called It ” is a book that’s more than just a piece of entertainment because it shares true life experiences throughout the book. “A Child Called It ” is a book that’s more than just a piece of entertainment because it shares true life experiences throughout the book. The book is about a boy (Dave Pelzer) who is severely abused by his alcoholic mother. Surviving a childhood of not only severe abuse by his mother, but the apparent apathy to his plight by his father. Besides being horribly beaten, Dave was forced to eat his own vomit, swallow soap, ammonia, and Clorox. This was just the beginning of his mother's "games." Dave's childhood wasn't always a nightmare. There were the "good years" in the beginning and Dave devotes a chapter describing the feelings of warmth and safety provided by his mother. By the age of 4 these feelings were replaced with fear, starvation and lowliness. The book is written from the perspective of a child. It is eye-opening to see how Dave
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