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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family [Paperback]

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The author continues the story of his own child abuse, and his experiences being a foster child moving in and out of five different foster homes

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Imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. His only possesions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just begining -- he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It." In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.

Item Specifications...

Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.55" Width: 5.13" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 1997
Publisher   HCI
ISBN  1558745157  
EAN  9781558745155  
UPC  031448010955  


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Family First, But Who's My Family?  Jan 20, 2009
I can't imagine a young boy who has never had a loving home. The only possessions are the old, torn clothes he carries in a paper bag. The only world he knows is one of isolation and fear. Although others had rescued this boy from his abusive alcoholic mother, his real hurt is just beginning -- he has no place to call home.

This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered a foster child, Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.

Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family. The Lost Boy chronicles David Pelzer's journey from foster home to foster home after being rescued from his Mother's severe abuse on March 5, 1973. This story will hold your attention as you get lost in the much interrupted childhood of David Pelzer.

The Lost Boy covers the time from when David Pelzer enters foster care at the age of 12 until he ages out of the system at age 18. Written in the same style as A Child Called 'It', Pelzer tells his story from the view point of his age at the time whether that be a 12-year-old or an eighteen-year-old.

The Lost Boy shows how the actions of a foster parent can affect a foster child. How the fighting among a married couple can call to remembrance images of past abuse. How an understanding look or loving pat on the back can bolster unsteady spirits. Even caring for a pet while a child is in a detention center can help the child to feel that that foster home is more than just a place to sleep, but a refuge from his world of chaos.

This book is a must read as the reader is given the opportunity to see and try to understand how a child in David's position can interpret and misinterpret unrelated occurrences to being somehow his/her fault. Very enlightening reading as the reader is able to see the inner workings of an abused child. If you're a fan of "A Child Called `It'", then this sequel continues with more drama.
 
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family  Jan 13, 2009
It arrived in good condition and earlier than I expected. I was very satisfied with this purchase.
 
a very sad book!!!!  Dec 27, 2008
this was a good book very sad that any child would have to endure these kinds of things but it does happen in life sadly enough !!!!! well worth the read!!!
 
Highly Recommended  Dec 14, 2008
I bought the trilogy I simply could not put the books down! I highly recommend them!
 
The Lost Boy  Nov 11, 2008
Oh how I felt for this child. My heart was torn in two. Child abuse just astounds me. How does it happen. And then the ignorance of the legal system! The school dragging their feet along, knowing something was wrong. I cried through this book.
 

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