A Child Called It has been on my to read list for a long time. Last week I finally picked it up and had a hard time putting it down. This is David Pelzer's account of growing up with an abusive alcoholic Mother and a Father who stood by and didn't help. There were times during the book that I felt sick to my stomach and had a hard time reading about the torture and abuse he suffered at the hands of his own Mother. Luckily this story has a happy ending and eventually Dave has the courage to report his Mother. This was a tough read but incredible to know Dave Pelzer's story.