Author(s): Dave PelzerDownload
Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining — he has no place to call home. This is Dave Pelzer’s long-awaited sequel to A Child Called “It”. In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a “real” family. Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing — the love of a family.
Some Reviews: 2742 in Goodreads.com
By far these books have been one of my favorite series of books I have ever read. I definitely am not a big fan of autobiographies but these books are amazing!! This book is about how David made it through his teen years. He went through foster care, which took him to court, away from his mom and his family, and took him through a whole different life. He saw a chance so he ran. His mom, dad, and his siblings were not out of the picture. David missed his little brother Keven, his dad (for the most part), and occasionally his mom. If you are wondering why you will have to read this book. David didn’t get to see his dad for over two years, and that was the person that David cared about the most. David had gotten in trouble a lot. He got set up for things to get him in trouble, he didn’t understand why he was being punished for things he didn’t do. He was known as the bad kid in town when one incident came around. Again you will have to read the book to figure out the incident. Before I spoil the whole book for you, you should pick up this series and read it!!
“The Lost Boy” is the sequel to “A Child Called It,” and it continues where the first memoir left off. This, the second installment, takes the reader through the author’s years in foster care after being taken away from his sadistic mother. It is refreshing to hear positive commentary on the foster care system, since most of what is reported is horrible. Dave’s strength, perseverence, and unshakeable spirit are extremely inspiring, and it is heartbreaking to learn of his experiences. This is a moving and miraculous story of survival, but it is not quite as poignant as the first in the series.
This is a book that explains the kids way of thinking, tells us how hard it is for anyone to fit in especially if everyone else thinks that you are different. I think the moral of the story is to understand, care and love children more.
David is a perfect example of a child craving for attention. Any child if not given the proper attention and guidance, even the most angelic and the nicest child in the world, can do things that may hurt others, destroy some property or worst destroy his own future- unintentionally.
The story makes you cry without you knowing it. That’s how good the book is in playing with your emotion. It opens the mind of the reader to the realities of: the emotional battle of a foster child, the difficulties of foster parents, the hard work and dedication of social workers, the role of a teacher in every child’s life, and most especially the “no one can define your future except yourself” also “your past can make you stronger only if you use it wisely.”
Great book 🙂
17/85, 5 stars *****
This book made me cry. One of the most heartbreaking things about this time period for the author (ages 12-18) is that all he still wanted, despite everything his mother had done to him, was her love and to know why she treated him the way she did. Ultimately, he manages to forgive both her for her abuse and his father for his neglect and I find it all so amazing. This author is truly inspirational. By telling his story, he teaches resilience and forgiveness and shows how the human spirit can succeed in the face of the worst kind of adversity. What he went on to do with his life is quite simply phenomenal! I’ll say it again – he is truly inspirational.
“The lost boy” is a sequel to, “A Child Called It,” and it continues where the first memoir left off. This, the second book, takes the reader through the author’s years in foster care after being taken away from his…well, crazy mother. It is great to hear positive opinions on the foster care system since most of what is reported is horrible. Dave’s strength, perseverance, and unshakeable spirit are extremely inspiring, and it is heartbreaking to learn of his experiences. This book is extremely wonderful, I recommend it to most anyone, and I can not wait to read the first book and those after.
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