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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family
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    From Library Journal

    Following A Child Called It (Health Communications, 1995), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and
    appears frequently on high school reading lists, this is the second in a planned trilogy from motivational author and
    speaker Pelzer. Here he tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his
    experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. He was a
    defiant, rebellious boy who, despite his background and personality, managed to endear himself to many guardians, social
    workers, and teachers. Pelzer writes in an honest, sometimes rambling, style; he is never bitter, and his story will
    find many sympathetic readers. However, he leaves many questions unanswered (which may appear in the third book),
    dealing with his adult-life relationships, his son, the mother of that child, and the ways he turned his life around.
    This is sure to be popular among students and readers who await a sequel to A Child Called It. Well recommended.?Linda
    Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
    Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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    About the Author

    Dave Pelzer travels throughout the nation promoting inspiration and resilience. His unique accomplishments
    have garnered personal commendations from Presidents Reagan and Bush. In 1993 Pelzer was chosen as one of the Ten
    Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA), and in 1994 was the only American to receive The Outstanding Young Persons of the
    World (TOYP) award. He was also a torchbearer for the Centennial Olympic Games

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