This book makes me mad. How can a mother treat her child this way? The fathers usually have more control but in here the mother wins. When the mother stabs him and he tells his dad the father is afraid and tells him to leave before the mother sees him there. She tortures him in many ways and mostly always beats him up and starves him. No one should have to go through that and if I would have seen that kid with bruises and cuts I would get informed on who to call and try to help him out.