This story is the most heart breaking I have heard because it's true. This is truly what happened to Mr. David Pelzer. I have to say this book is one of the saddest things I have ever heard. It was just a beautiful novel but I find it disgusting that something so horrible could happen to an innocent child. This book opens eyes to the issue of child abuse and I for one think it is a problem that needs to be brought to light more. This kind of thing should never happen to someone and in reading this book I would only hope that other people feel this way. This is really seeing life through the eyes of a child that has been so tormented by his past. I admire that David Pelzer was strong enough to write this series of books about his life and to help people who are going through or have gone through the same trials and tribulations as he did. I highly recommend this book and the others in the series. They will truly open your eyes.