A Child Called It

by

Dave Pelzer

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The Piece of Wood

While walking along the beach, Dave Pelzer sees a piece of wood being swept back and forth by the waves. Pelzer suggests that the wood symbolizes his own life—like the wood, he’s been “pushed and…

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Superman

At a few points in the book, Dave Pelzer fantasizes about being Superman and flying away from his awful, abusive mother. Superman symbolizes Dave’s hope and optimism, which are critical in helping him survive…

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