His mum referred to David as “an It”. This book isn’t light reading. It is a compelling account of his abusive upbringing. It certainly shakes you to the core as you read some of ways in which he was abused (including being starved, stabbed, smashed face-first into mirrors, forced to eat the contents of his sibling’s nappies and a spoonful of ammonia, and burned over a gas stove). The book is written well and I found that I couldn’t put it down. It is well worth a read – but certainly not one to read if you need a happy story.
A Child Called Itwas one of the books recommended at the Children’s Ministry Conference. I read it a couple of weekends ago and have now started on the other two books in the trilogy.