Nancy - posted on 06/19/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )
About a year ago I read the book called, "IT" and the two books after this. I have cried for days when I read the book and could not understand how nobody ever stepped in in this situation. David Pelzer was eventually taken by the state...but needless to say, his younger brother was the second on in the line of the abuse and was never rescued. I started Richard his book, "A Brother's Journey, Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" and at the age of sixteen he was finally able to walk away from the abuse at the hands on his mother. I can not understand how a mother can come up with such viscous abuse towards her own children. The things she did to David was horrendous!! Although Richard never had to sleep on a cot in the basement, he did suffer at he hands on her. He too was many times close to death! So many people had known and seen the bruises, the way the kids looked filthy, so thin...and nobody stepped in until it was almost too late!
Be aware...have a strong stomach if you want to read the books. They are not intended for the faint of heart!!
Looking on what the thoughts of you all are on this one!!