Child Called It By Dave Pelzer

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A Child Called "It" sample...not my own article ....PinkMonkey® Literature Notes on . . . [->0] Sample MonkeyNotes Note: this sample contains only excerpts and does not represent the full contents of the booknote. This will give you an idea of the format and content. A Child Called "It" One Child's Courage to Survive by David Pelzer 1995 MonkeyNotes Study Guide by Laurie Lahey [->1] Reprinted with permission from TheBestNotes.com Copyright ã 2003, All Rights Reserved Distribution without the written consent of TheBestNotes.com is strictly prohibited. KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING Daly City, CA - This is the town, located in San Mateo County, where David grows up. The majority of the action takes place within David’s home. He lives in a middle class neighborhood in an average house. The city stretches to the Pacific Ocean on the West and almost to the San Francisco Bay on the East. It shares a border with San Francisco. Chinatown, San Francisco- Where Mom took the boys on a day trip during the “good days.” She taught them about the Chinese people and their culture. After returning home, she played Oriental music and decorated the home with Chinese lanterns. For dinner she prepared Chinese food and gave the……. LIST OF CHARACTERS Major Characters David Pelzer - Main character and narrator. David suffers severe child abuse at the hands of Mother. The story details his harrowing existence in a small California suburb. He overcomes remarkable odds and survives unthinkable torture. At the beginning of the story he is a very small child; he is rescued as a fifth grader; in the Epilogue he is a grown man. Catherine Roerva Pelzer - David’s mother. When he is a small child she is referred to as “Mom”- she is beautiful, sweet, and nurturing. As she starts to become abusive, he refers to her as “Mother.” At this point she

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