Title: A Child Called ‘It’
Author: Dave Pelzer
Page Count/Review Word Count: 226
For whatever reason, I really didn’t enjoy this book. I think it was probably because there was a lot of hype about it at the time, and I read it after it had all died down and remained unaffected. Truth be told, I just didn’t think Pelzer was a decent writer, and editors can only cover up so much.
I also feel a little bit unsure of Pelzer’s motivation behind releasing this – I’m worried he might’ve been in it for the money. I feel like it’s one of those subjects, like mental health, that’s best written about when it’s to try to help other people. Sure, I bet it helped some people, but not most of them.
Still, you know, perhaps you’d enjoy it more than I did. It’s hard to really pinpoint exactly what turned me off it so much, but there was definitely something. It was like when you eat something you’ve never tried before and not only does it taste bad at the time, but it leaves a bad aftertaste. And it takes you a lot longer to read something than it takes you to eat it, so bear that in mind too. Good luck if you buy a copy!