G/S/B Master Posted April 1, 2004 Share Posted April 1, 2004 This is the saddest book I've ever read. I've only gotten 45 pages into the book and I'm already disturbed. [spoiler]Can't believe that ***** put the kid's arm into the stove![/spoiler] This book is a true story (the kid is the author of the book!). The book is about the most severe case of child abuse in California (which isn't even close of describing what he has to put up through). His mother is emotionally unstable and a violent alcoholic. Thus causing her to yell at her kids and put them through torturous "games" that could kill them. So far, I've only read that the author got into games. At first look: From what I heard, I thought the book would get really saddening in the begginning. But it surprised me. [spoiler]The book's begginning is the book's end -_-[/spoiler] So I thought, "Hm, there's something wrong with that begginning." Then my sister (who is far into the story) told me thats the end and the story after that is how it all began. I read further and it was really....... scary. [spoiler] The 2nd chapter was really happy. It was about the good times in his young life. I was really envious about his family actually :P. Then I got to chapter 3, the loving, caring mother turned into a senseless, torturing *****! The kid (Dave Pelzer) started off as punishment in the corner. As his mother drank more booze and turning more of a slob, she started the "mirror treatment". Which was banging and rubbing Dave's head to a mirror and making him stay put with his head smashed into the mirror until she came back. After that, the mom pulled his arm out of the socket (I think she did because there was a pop sound when she was battering it), and his face was covered with bruises. The arm recovered but it gotten worse.... Near the end of chapter 3, the mother led Dave to the kitchen where she planned to burn him to death. Dave's arm was the only thing that gotten burnt. He wasted his mother's time chasing around the house until Dave's friend came in. The mom acts nice around other people, so Dave didn't get his WHOLE body burnt.[/spoiler] It's sad and really disturbing, but it is really addictive to read. I'm going to get the book after my sis finishes it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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