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A Child Called It Scrapbook

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FC: A Child Called It By: Andrew Hopson

1: A Child Called It is the story of Dave Pelzer who was one of the most abused kids ever in the state of California. His mom beat and starved him to death. He was referred to as "the boy" and "it" by his mother. To his mother he is a slave and he is abused everyday. Eventually teachers at Dave's school become suspicious and the story takes a huge turn.

2: Dave's Abuse | Dave was historically abused when he was a child and these are some items that his mother used against him in Dave's struggle at home. | 1. The bleech was something is mom used as a weapon against him suffocating him with it 2. She also stabbed Dave in the stomach with a knive. As a result Dave wasn't able to get medicine or any help healing the wound and had to live with it. 3. The flames are something she used against him when she used fire as a weapon and tried to burn him. She also tried to burn him on the stove. 4. The gloves represent the beating she gave him with her hands and the beating Dave took almost daily.

4: Dave's Life Away from Home | Teachers at school often questioned Dave on many occasions such as why he was late. Why he had multiple bruises on his body. Why he worn the same worn out clothes with holes in them everyday. They also started to become suspicious when they caught him stealing from other kids lunches because he had no lunch to eat that day. | 1. The late for school picture explains a lot because Dave was late for school on multiple occasions. 2. The bruises show the multiple bruises Dave had on his body that were visible. He also had many that were not visible. 3. The shirt shows what he wore everyday to school. He wore the same clothes everyday that were worn with holes in them. 4. The empty lunch box shows that Dave often had no lunch at school and was so hungry from not being fed at home that he would steal from other kids lunches in order to eat.

6: Dave's Family | Dave's family was very cruel to him throughout his childhood. The family members that are mentioned in the story are his 2 brothers. His busy father who worked a lot who was sometimes abusive and of course his highly abusive mother. | 1. Dave's brother Richard who has always supported him and agreed with him that there was abuse that went on even today he supports him. 2. Dave's other brother Stephen who denied the claims of abuse and claimed Dave was a misbehaving kid and he made the stories up. 3. Dave's father was a man who was not always around the house but when he was helped Dave avoid his mother. However his father was often drunk when at the house and not interested in Dave. 4. Dave's mother is the main plot of the story. Her and Dave had a cruel battle everyday and she nearly killed multiple times. She did not even consider Dave her son more of an "it" then a son.

8: Dave's Thoughts | Dave had hopes of being free from his mother throughout the story and from the beginning already knows that his life is on the line and he has to fight in order to survive. He was extremely mature for his age because he had no choice. He was also very smart and had to adapt and fight to survive everyday. He also knew he could not tell people about what was going on because then his mother would abuse him even worse. | 1. The smart shows how smart Dave was to be able to survive his moms cruel tricks every day of his life. 2. I will survive is a story but the message is the same. Dave is determined to survive and make it out of his moms house one day. 3. The quiet stands for how quiet Dave was in general especially away from the house. He knew if people found out what was going on his mom would punish him more so he tried to stay quiet and not get in more trouble.

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  • By: Andrew H.
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  • Title: A Child Called It Scrapbook
  • Scrapbook for my IRB
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  • Published: about 8 years ago