The Child Called It :/
I started reading this book The Child Called It by David Pelzer and it has me shocked. A part of me can relate to the book. The young boy is going through a lot of struggles and his mental state is damaged. He always blames himself for his mothers actions, when in reality he isn't a bad child and doesn't deserve the way he's being treated. His mother simply is sick in the head. I hate what's being done to him, and sometimes I get angry to the point that I walk away from the book. But I can't help but be eager to read what happens next. When you open the book, its first two sentences already grab your attention.
I am excited to continue reading The Child Called It by David Pelzer because it's an eye opener. An example of what I mean is on page 4: "I finish the dishes, then my other chores. For my reward I receive breakfast-leftovers from one of my brothers cereal bowls. Today its Lucky Charms. There are only a few bits of cereal left in a half bowl of milk, but as quickly as I can, I swallow it before mother changes her mind. She has done that before." I think this is an eye opener because what mother does that to her child? She is horrible and cruel! It makes me want to read more because apparently she does worse, which I can't imagine. What's worse then not feeding your child?
So far David in The Child Called I reminds me of something important in my life. During the time I was reading, David blames himself for his mothers actions. He only seeks love and attention. I also went through things when I was younger, not necessarily his struggles as far as neglect and abuse, but wanting my mothers love and attention.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the book because the events that took place are not only shocking but hard to believe. Reading the book, which is very detailed, gives me a very clear image of what's going on. What's probably going to happen next is David maybe will stand up for himself. Enough is enough. He will maybe demand the respect he deserves.