BC: "The Official Dave Pelzer Website." Dave Pelzer's Official Website. Web. 03 May 2011.
FC: Dave Pelzer
1: Dave Pelzer was born on December 29, 1960 in California. After almost dying more than several times by the abuse of his mother, his case was recognized as one of the worst in the state of California. At the age of 12, he was put into foster care thanks to his teachers; they stepped in and told the police. When he turned 18, he joined the U.S Air Force, unwavering to change his life for the good. | telegraph.co.uk
2: Pelzer was born in 1960, a time when you did not hear much about child abuse. However, after he enlisted in the Air Force, in 1995 he began to write his first book 'A Child Called "It"'. In that time period, it was more common for child abuse to occur, although it isn't right.
4: Genre | independent.ie
5: Some of his works can be classified as‘'misery genre', although not all of them are about his experiences, they're also about his advice and thoughts on other topics.
6: Themes | The ability of the human spirit to overcome remarkable odds. | Deterioration
7: ramstein.af.mil | Hero Figures
8: Writing Style | ramstein.af.mil
9: His writing style is full of vivid imagery, along with detailed phrases to make the reader feel like they are seeing it in their own minds. Dave Pelzer is obviously a regimented author, he takes his writing seriously and does not leave anything out.
10: Pelzer's intended audience was teens, young adults, and adults. As a victim of child abuse himself, he wants to spread the word about his experiences to all age groups.
12: Significant Works | goodreads.com
14: I chose this particular quote from Pelzer's book A Child Called "It" because it truly shows his pain and what he went through as a kid. In my opinion, no child should have to go through that.
15: "Inside, my soul became so cold I hated everything. I even despised the sun, for I knew I would never be able to play in its warm presence. I cringed with hate whenever I heard other children laughing, as they played outside. My stomach coiled whenever I smelled food that was about to be served to somebody else, knowing it wasn't for me." — -Dave Pelzer (A Child Called "It")
17: I chose Dave Pelzer because he is such an inspiring author. He writes about his experiences and helps people going through what he went through. Whenever I read his books, I feel like I am there with him, feeling his pain. I admire him very much; he has the courage and strength a lot of people do not have.
18: Dave Pelzer is unique because not only has he written the books, he has also experienced it all. Also, he is still alive today to tell his story and spread his advice to the world. He also has dedicated his life to helping others in need, and others who are in the same situation he was once in.
20: I'd have to say A Child Called "It" is my favorite book of Pelzer's. It starts off in such a way that pulls you in and makes you want to read the whole thing. I think that is how every beginning of every story should be. If I had never read any of his books before, I would still probably read A Child Called "It" first. Just because what I heard about the book before I read it.
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