The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy

A Foster Child's Search for the Love of A Family

eBook - 1997
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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.
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Fla. : Health Communications, c1997
ISBN: 9780757396069
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Sep 02, 2019

Poor writing, finally gave up, good story poor presentation, sounds like it was written by a 10 year old.

Aug 22, 2018

I loved this book. The disappointing part is that when he ask his mother why, she gives him an explanation that in-turn, makes him feel sorry for her..........yet he doesn't tell it๐Ÿ˜’

Jan 17, 2015

*sniff sniff* I CAN\T EVEN READ THE DESC!!!!!!

eldynarzu Jul 10, 2014

Wow this book is a must read i loved this book had me crying and well hopefully this guy is christian cause he has a big tesimony

Jan 29, 2014

This is the most amazing trilogy of survival of a child. I could not put these books down & ended up reading them in a matter of a few short hours.... A MUST READ!

yellow_bird_107 Sep 29, 2013

I heard about this book and the child called it a lot from my friends. That is why I have decided to read it. It sounds interesting. :)

blue_jaguar_257 Aug 03, 2013

a sad book about niglect and finding a family to belong to

Jan 29, 2013

Excellent book, You have to read the first called ; A Child Called It!

Jason Wheelock Oct 30, 2012

Great book! Heart goes out to this boy and all that he went through.

didi115 Jul 03, 2012

This book was better than the first one it explained how he moved to many different homes and found love.

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eldynarzu thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 99

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eldynarzu Jul 10, 2014

โ€œYou have to understand that in a person's life there are a few precious moments in which decisions, choices that you make now, will affect you for the rest of your life.โ€
โ€• Dave Pelzer, The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

didi115 Jul 05, 2012

When your lost and have no where to turn to don't give up there will always be hope for you.

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 22, 2012

The book continues after the ending of the previous book, A Child Called "It" with David Pelzer, 9 years old, running away from his home in Daly City, California. He ends up in a bar, getting cared for by some of the patrons. One of them calls the police, bringing David home to his abusive mother. David's teachers eventually contact the authorities, causing David to be put together with a social services worker named Ms. Gold. Before the trial of whether or not to permanently remove him from his mother's custody, David becomes confused about whether he may have deserved the treatment his mother gave him. Ms. Gold, on the other hand, assures him it had nothing to do with him, and that his mother is sick.


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