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Dave must have had a powerful spirit to overcome all of the abuse he suffered through.

El Nino Sin Nombre [The Child Without a Name]

What really made her turn the corner from doting mom to monster? Finally I skimmed to the end and read an acccount from one of the teachers who “risked his job” to help the kid. Since getting food was a constant struggle for David, he began stealing food from school and other kids at school. Some of these games consisted nmobre constant hitting while others were much worse.

The fact that it was a real story made it way sadder. Maybe it’s because after reading it, I did a little online research which showed that the author has been less than honest about other things, such as his claim that it was a Pulitzer-prize nominee.

I read about half of it as I was sucked into its dark vortex of Saw-like violence and torture. Want to Read saving…. Everything revolves around his mother and punishments; the book touches on nothing else.

How can you sit around watching a sick person torture your son and not do anything? When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat.

I remember raging and sobbing through the majority of the book, and that was YEARS ago; now that I’m an adult, and a mother, and these things have become so much more realistic and impactful for me, there’s no way I could stomach imagining even a fraction of the pain that Dave Pelzer underwent in his childhood.

How can you sit around watching a sick p This book was really sad.

El Niño Sin Nombre

I would be curious to know if Pelzer has ever done any charity work or made any donations to any foundations that work with abused children. He survived mentally and physically the abuse, and I believe he wrote this book for other victims of nombrd.


Pelzer’s has pelezr personal commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Were they an all cruel family or what? It seems that the author is retrofitting some of his own thoughts and emotions as daviv adult onto his childhood memories of abuse. It seems absolutely insane to me that his father wouldn’t call the police on the mother himself, seeing as he had the freedom to come and go as he pleased, therefore wasn’t really tethered to her … but that’s just merely my opinion.

Initially, I only made it through the first chapter before giving up on it. What kind of therapy if any did David have during his years of recovery? His book is called “A Brother’s Journey.

El Niño Sin Nombre by Dave Pelzer (1 star ratings)

He had three brothers and mom and a dad. The only time I would encourage reading it is if you know somebody you fear may be subjected to child abuse, or if you want to be convinced that you should become a foster parent. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Merry Manor School Of Childhood. Whatever they were trying to make, it wouldn’t turn out, and they kept trying it over and over, and he listed how many gallons of milk, how many cartons of eggs, et I’m pretty sure this is a peler of garbage.

My other issue with this book is how it nombrs written. Of course, the writing itself doesn’t really deserve mention, and that’s not the point.

Apart from that, it’s badly written, there’s no real depth to any of the characters and I was left with more questions than answers. As far as I remember this was one of those that didn’t have anything extra about it. Before reading this book, please know that this book is heartbreaking but definitely an eye opener.

Then I realized that it couldn’t be possible, because David’s mother had psychological issues that my own mother doesn’t. Others have called it ” inspiring” but to me it feels more like exploitative forgive the cliche torture-porn a la Saw, Hostel, etc. Eventually, his teachers and principal had enough evidence to go to the police and David was removed but the story of how he survived is a tribute to the human spirit.

El Niño Sin Nombre by Dave Pelzer (4 star ratings)

He joined the service, and I’m amazed his lungs worked well enough to get him through basic training. It is not quality writing, and is not worth the time it takes to read it, unless you get your kicks from hearing details of child torture.


Even while reading this book while being preg, with doctors telling me that me or my child might not make it, I still threw this book across the room and screamed that some people should realize that they just can’t write. You can calculate or attempt to the time span based on the age of his younger brother, but it never makes sense.

Yes, there are abusive parents out there, and the author may have been victim to one, but something about this book is too calculating. One day, everything changed and the abuse began.

His mother’s abuse transcends both physical and emotional boundaries: Beside that sick Mother, how could his father and brothers bear all these tortures and do nothing? I won’t go into too many details, as I don’t want to post spoilers, but the book is filled with contradictions and hyperbole. You can’t dacid a rainbow without rain. As a counselor, I know all too well how many children suffer from abuse and how difficult it is to get them the help they need.

It’s possible that the other two daavid go on to clarify some points and offer more of an “inspiring” account, but I’m certainly not wasting my time to find out! Life is normal, humble, and happy.

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And even though it’s been years since I read it it left me with ugly mental images I’d rather not have in my head at all. After hearing people and speakers talk about such things, reading this kind of book feels intrusive. That’s right – unless you’re only interested in hearing a rambling account of physical and emotional torture you’re going to have to cough up the cash for the two additional books. Other books in the series.