The protagonist is a 9 year old boy, Dave Pelzer. The setting mostly takes place in his mother's house. All of a sudden his mother and father started drinking and had problems in their relationship. His mother is always telling him how he ruined her life and treats him worse than a dog. He sleeps in the basement and is punished very severely when he does something "wrong" according to her. His father didn't like to argue with his mother so never really did anything. People at school didn't know what was going on. Dave felt unloved and unwanted. He was lonely and didn't have any friends. Since he only got to wear new clothes once a year, he was often made fun of .
David goes through several changes. In the beginning David was a very happy child and had a perfect family. His mom was very loving and took care of them. They would go on family trips and had a good time. Everything changed when his parents started fighting and got a divorce. His father started drinking and his mother started beating him and treating him lower than a animal. David at first did everything his mother ordered. He always thought his father was going to save him and take him away. As time passed by, he saw that things were just getting worse between his mother and him and his father wouldn't do nothing about it. He lost hope and didn't care about anything. But he started to dream at night that one day he would get out of the hell hole he was living in. He realized... [continues]
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