The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 1st 1997
Publisher: Health Communications
Pages no: 274
Edition language: English
Series: Dave Pelzer (#2)
My Review: As I strolled through this heartbreaking journey with Dave Pelzer, thoughts after thoughts keep going through my head. How did he learn to survive? How tiring it was to keep on guard all the time? How a person could completely lost the sense of security when the one who suppose to keep yo...
I will not write a review or give this book any stars. Not because the book is not worth reading, but because of the serious nature of the material covered in the book.
A difficult book to read, this work brings to light the darker corners of the world and the darker aspects of humanity. Young readers should steer clear of this book till high school at the earliest.
I read this book a while ago, but if I ever come across it again, I'll give it another read. This is definately one of my favorite books. It's very depressing, but it's also a very good book.
this book makes me want to do something i never thought i'd want to do - be a foster parent. something i don't know if we'll ever do, and certainly not while planning an adoption, but it's not something i'm closed off to anymore.