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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 childs struggle with abuse one that is said to be the biggest case of child abuse that California has ever seen David grew up in Daly City California with his mother and father and three younger brothers During the first years of Davids life their family had appeared almost perfect but soon this would all change Around the age of six his mother started to go through some changes She no longer liked to go on the trips that their family went on regularly she no longer dressed up did her hair nor her makeup She often times would pass out on the couch in front of the television after drinking an excessive amount of alcohol Davids mother had soon become an alcoholic who had taken a turn for the worst Davids life drastically changed as his mother became more and more dependant on alcohol For some unknown reason he was the only of the four children to be affected by these changes It was always he who had to scrub the bathroom clear the dinner table do the dishes and whatever other chores his mother could find for him to do David nor Davids father could try and stand up to his mother for he would be punished with a few hard punches some more chores and then not be given the permission to eat He would often times be sent out to sit in the freezing cold garage on his
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