The lost boy: a foster child's search for the love of a family

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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.

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Grouping Title lost boy a foster childs search for the love of a family
Grouping Author pelzer david j
Grouping Category book
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display_description This volume is the second installment of a trilogy of books which depict the life of the author, who as a young boy who was physically, emotionally, and psychologically abused by his obsessive mother. The book discusses Pelzer's struggling with his ability to fit in and adapt to the new environment around him as he is put into foster care. It also talks about the kindness of his foster parents and other people around him as well as his inability to brush his mother aside.
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subject_facet Abused children, Abused children -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Abusive mothers -- Family relationships, Abusive mothers -- Family relationships -- California -- Daly City, Alcoholism, Audiobooks, Autobiographies, Biographies, Biography, California, California -- Daly City, Case studies, Child Abuse, Child abuse -- Biography, Child abuse -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Child of Impaired Parents, Children of alcoholics, Children of alcoholics -- Biography, Children of alcoholics -- California -- Daly City -- Biography, Compact discs, Daly City (Calif.) -- Domestic abuse, Domestic Violence, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Child Abuse, Family violence, Family violence -- California -- Daly City, Fiction, Foster Home Care, Foster children -- United States -- Biography, Foster home care, Foster home care -- California -- Case studies, Pelzer, David J, Personal Narrative, Personal narratives, SELF-HELP -- Abuse, Sound recordings, Young adult literature
title_display The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family
title_full The lost boy : a foster child's search for the love of a family / Dave Pelzer, The lost boy [sound recording (CD)] : a foster child's search for the love of a family / David J. Pelzer
title_short The lost boy :
title_sub a foster child's search for the love of a family
topic_facet Abuse, Abused children, Abusive mothers, Alcoholism, Child Abuse, Child abuse, Child of Impaired Parents, Children of alcoholics, Domestic Violence, Domestic abuse, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, Family relationships, Family violence, Foster Home Care, Foster children, Foster home care, Pelzer, David J, SELF-HELP