Friday, April 9, 2010
A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse by, Richard Pelzer~~Review
A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse by, Richard Pelzer I am writing this review with the idea that you have read A Child Called "It" by, Dave Pelzer.These are both the story of the awful abuse these boys endured at the hands of their mother.
If you've read A Child Called It you should read this book. It is told from the perspective of David's younger brother Richard who was his mother's "Little Nazi" when David was in the home and after David was taken away he(Richard) became "It".
The things that went on in this home just boggle the mind I hope that something like this would not be able to happen in this day and age, that they took one child away and left the rest in the “care” of this insane woman is just unfathomable.
This story will break your heart as Richard deals with the beatings and mental abuse from his mother but also the guilt of his part in what happened to David. That any of these children grew up to be productive members of society proves the existence of the human spirit.