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  • David's Mother
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    A Child Called It Could you imagine waking up every morning wondering if you would live to see tomorrow Could you imagine wondering if today was the lucky day that you would get a bite to eat Could you imagine wondering each morning about the different types of torture that would be forced upon you This is the life that David Pelzer, the author of the autobiography, A Child Called It, lived. A Child Called It is an amazingly touching story about one child's struggle with abuse, one that is said ...
  • One Night Campbell And Lacey
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    Return to Bitter Creek takes place in Bitter Creek, North Carolina, during current times. There are many acres of beautiful land. There are a lot of trees and plants. The weather is seasonal, although mild during the winter. Most of the action occurs at a farm, and in a house. Although the story involves family conflicts, and could take place anywhere, the setting was relevant to this plot because a lot of what happened involved nature, horses, and rural jobs. Lacey Bittner is the main character...
  • David's Decision
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    As a child Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother; a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games that left one of her sons nearly dead. She no longer considered him a son, but a slave; no longer a boy, but an 'it'. His bed was an old army cot in the basement, his clothes were torn and smelly, and when he was allowed the luxury of food it was scraps from the dogs' bowl. The outside world knew nothing of the nightmare played out behind closed ...
  • David's Mother
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    The Lost Boy David Pelzer, the author of "The Lost Boy", tells his story from the time he left his alcoholic and abusive parents, through his experiences in five foster homes, juvenile detention, and eventually the Air Force. He was a defiant, rebellious boy who, despite his background and personality, managed to have a few close friends. David was brought up by a mother who was later labeled as a manic depressive and an abusive alcoholic. David's mother had harsh "games" she would play with Dav...
  • David And Mr Peggotty
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    David Copperfield enjoys his early childhood with his mother and their kindly servant, Peggotty. But when his mother marries the cruel Mr. Murdstone, he is sent away to Salem House, a run-down London boarding school where the boys are beaten by Mr. Creak le. Here David befriends Tommy T raddles and the aristocratic James Steerforth. Shortly after she gives birth to a son by Mr. Murdstone, however, David's mother dies, and David is pulled out of the school and forced to go to work at Murdstone's ...
  • Mr Murdstone Witch
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    THE STORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (First Section) I didn't see the start of the movie because I was sick. 22 March 2001 (Second Section) In this part of the story David is on this way to live with his Uncle Dan Peggotty of two weeks in Yarmouth. While he was is Yarmouth he meat the people that lived with his Uncle Emily that he falls in love with and he is the niece of Uncle Dan. Dan's nephew ham witch acted like a brother and Mrs Gum midge that is always miserable. On his arrival to coming back ho...
  • David's Father And Mother
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    A Child Called "It" By: David Pelzer I chose the book, The Child Called "It" because one of my friends told me about the book. The whole story line caught my attention. I was amazed at what was going on in this boy's life. This book, a true story, is very emotional. The title relates to the book because his mother calls the boy, David Pelzer, "It". She does not call him by his real name. His mother treats him like he is nothing but an object. Also, I think the title fits well because it catches ...
  • David's Mother
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    A Child Called "It"1. In the book, the father tries to help the son in the beginning but then throughout the book he stops trying to help and listens to the mother. If I had been in this same situation, I would have helped get the child away from his mother because nobody should have to live like that. The father was tired of having to watch his son get abused so eventually he just left and didn't do anything. David thought that his father would help him but he did not. 2. When David, was stabbe...
  • David's Mother
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    Running Head: A CHILD CALLED IT One Child's Courage to Survive:" A Child Called It "Dave Pelzer Angelia MickelsPalo Verde College Abstract This is one of the best, yet saddest books that I have ever read. There are so many bad things out there that are happening to good people. We just have no idea. You never know what is going on behind closed doors. I am so lucky not to have experienced anything like this growing up. There is so much reality in this book, but I never knew that reality was ever...
  • David Berkowitz
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    David Berkowitz was one of the most feared killers in New York City in the 1970's. His crimes caused the death of six people, and the injuries to seven others. His crimes became legendary because of the bizarre content in the letters that he wrote to the police and the media and his reasons for committing the attacks. David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, is a man with a troubled childhood and upbringing. From his many "Parental Figures" to believing that dogs were telling him to kill. Du...
  • David's Mother
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    THE LOST BOYS OCW 3220: Human Behavior II ABSTRACT Imagine a boy who is nine years old and who is alone. He doesn't have a home, and the only possession he has is what he can carry in a brown paper bag. In the novel The Lost Boy, the author David Pelzer tells his experience of this first hand. David was removed from his abusive biological mother when he was nine years old and placed into a foster home. Soon after his first placement, he began to come out of his shell. He was going through an adj...
  • David Copperfield The Novel David Copperfield
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    David Copperfield The novel David Copperfield, written by Charles Dickens, deals with the life and times of David Copperfield. About a century ago in a small town in England, David was born on a Friday at the stroke of midnight, which is considered a sign of bad luck. David's father has already died and his aunt comes to stay with him and his mother as this novel gets off to a very slow start. Soon David becomes aware that his mother has relations with another man and asks one of his servants, '...
  • Dave's Mother
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    The book I read is called A Child Called It. It is written by Dave Pelzer. The theme of this book is to keep hope alive. You should have faith and dreams to have something to look forward to in your future especially when you feel you can't go on any more. Like Dave, he felt trapped as if he was never going to be free. He used his dreams and illusions every time he was hurting to help him get away from the pain. This is what kept this little boy alive. He had something to reach for and never qui...
  • Regard David Beckham As A Fantastic Player
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    Kristian 9d Surely 'His Side' David Beckham is the one sports star, who not only is a phenomenal player, but is probably the most famous sports icon outside just soccer. It is definitely harder to find someone that has not heard of David Beckham, than someone who has. People occasionally wonder, however; 'Why Beckham? Why is he so famous?' The answer might not be very simple, but maybe it is the combination of a great shot, a fantastic cross, his own Adidas shoe, his changing hair-style, his mod...
  • Murdstones Evil Since David
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    Throughout David Copperfield, the majority of the characters are not described in great depth. David appears to be the only character that Dickens truly makes dimensional. The changes that I see as evident among characters are their personalities and the way they interact with others. For example, Dickens made Clara Copperfield's change in behavior quite pronounced, especially after she married Mr. Murdstone. Her usual loving and energetic behavior towards David was forced to an end. She could n...
  • David's Mother Set Time Limits For David
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    The book is an autobiography of David Pelzer. He writes about his struggle to stay alive in a home where he is treated like a slave and an animal. The book begins with the people at Dave's school finally report Dave and his condition to the authorities. The whole book is a flashback, except for the very beginning, when a policeman is taking the boy away from his mother, to freedom. His mother was the "perfect" mother, when he was younger than four. She taught them something new every day and too...
  • David's Mother
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    A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer A Child Called It is a story based on a real life boy's tribulations with his mothers shocking abuse. When he was younger Dave and his family were considered the perfect family. Then, all of a sudden his mother and father started drinking and had problems in their relationship. Dave started getting the worst treatment imaginable. His mother all of a sudden treated him as a nobody or an It. His father wouldn t do anything about it and it made Dave hate him. She di...
  • David's Stay At The Concentration Camps
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    Blood chilling screams, families torn apart, horrifying murders are all parts of the Holocaust. David Faber, a courageous, young man tortured in a Nazi concentration camp shares the horrors he was exposed to, including his brother Romek's murder, in the book Because of Romek, by himself David Faber. When Nazis invaded his hometown in Poland during World War II, David remained brave throughout his father's arrest and his struggle to stay alive in the concentration camp. David's mother inspired hi...

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