Friday 56: A Child Called "It"

Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Storytime with Tonya and Friends. The rules for this meme are rather simple: (1) Grab the book nearest you - Right now, (2) Turn to page 56 and find the fifth sentence, (3) Post that sentence and few others plus this instruction. (4) Post a link along with your post back to the site mentioned earlier, (5) Remember, choose the book closest to you. And if possible, try not to include any spoiler in your teaser.
Closest Book: A Child Called "It"
Author: Dave Pelzer
Series: No. 1 of Dave Pelzer Trilogy
Genre: Memoir

Still smiling, Mother turned to her conquest. She grabbed me by the neck and led me to the kitchen. There, spread out on the counter top, was another full diaper. The smell turned my stomach...


  1. glad you join too!hee..Wait, "grab me by the neck..?" that doesnt sound great..this one really make me anxious..

  2. O wow! Powerful!

    I'm so glad you're doing this too. I love this feature.

    Here's mine :O)

  3. I've heard this is a wonderful book. Welcome! Hope to see more of you on this meme.

  4. @Darlyn & Juju: Oh yeah - the book is disturbing, but those lines did make me want to read more.

    @Tonya: Thank you for the warmth welcome. You'll definitely see *too much* of me from now on *lol*

  5. I've never heard of this book. Sounds a bit disturbing.

  6. I read this book a few years ago - an amazing true story that is absolutely heartbreaking in places. I cried many tears reading it but it is amazing how far he has come in his life

  7. Hmmm...sounds interesting.
    I like your blog, I'm now following.

  8. @Lily, Sarah & Joyful: It was a very interesting (and very disturbing, of course :-S) read. I just finished the book tonight and reviewed it right away. You may checked it out here.

  9. That passage definitely sounds disturbing. I really want to know what comes next. Good choice.