A Child Called It is about a young boy's struggle to survive. With an alcholic mother who seperates him from the family and puts him through a severe stabbing, various posionings, starvation and many more grotesque actions, he has to struggle to live.
This book broke my heart, for you could picture the pain he was going through and his own broken heart. It's a very good concept on what child abuse really is. A good read, but recommended for grade nine or higher.