I also read ‘A Child Called “It” ‘ before when I was in year 9 or 10. I think it was the first time I ever just picked a book up because of it’s title and actually finished reading it. The story is very interesting but sometimes, I just had to put the book down and calm down a bit. The things that Dave Pelzer’s mother does to him are just too harsh that some people stop reading the book.
Child abuse can be very difficult to move on from. Sometimes people end their lives because they can’t live with the memories of it. I read an article about an interview with Dave Pelzer himself. The title is: Dave Pelzer: ‘You don’t get over it, just accept it’. In this article, it shows all the different perspectives and thoughts of different people about ‘a child called it’. People are suspicious because he is too fine right now to say that he has been through harsh child abuse. Now he says he helps people overcome trauma.
This connects directly to the book because it is kind of about the author but also the book. It talks about the author’s thoughts about what other people say. This article interested me because this book will never be forgotten in the future; I can’t really explain why I can’t forget this book… maybe it’s because it’s kind of hard to accept that it is a true story. This article explained some parts that I always questioned about while reading the book.