Book Review: The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family (Dave Pelzer #2) by Dave Pelzer

"The Lost Boy" is the harrowing but ultimately uplifting true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to "A Child Called "It". The Lost Boy" is Pelzer's story--a moving sequel and inspirational read for all.

Release Date: August 1, 1997
Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Health Communications
Source: Borrowed

After reading A Child Called It, I knew I had to read more of David's story.  I had to find out what happens after he is rescued from his mother's house.

You would think that things would finally start to get easier for David now that he is free from his mother's tyranny, but they don't.  He just gets a new set of problems.  The Lost Boy chronicles his life from age 12 to 18, and his search for a home and for people to love him.

Just like with A Child Called It, I read this book in one sitting.  I simply could not put it down until I knew that David was going to be okay.  I was so sad reading about what he has to go through as a foster child, especially how he just wants to be loved.

Ultimately, the book ends on an uplifting note.  David's courage and strength of character are to be admired.  He simply never gives up!  I will most definitely read the third book, A Man Named Dave.  I just have to know more about David's journey.  I would recommend this book to anyone.  It's a fast, moving, powerful read.

1 comment:

  1. this book is amazing. sad and a tear jerker


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