Book pak Recorded Books 2002
CS ISBN 1402506759 $34.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 1402510055 $39.00 Four CDs
This gut-wrenching true story of a boy's horrific abuse at the hands of his sick mother is not for the faint of heart. Brian Keeler conveys Pelzer's hopelessness and pain flatly, in a monotone, the only possible way to read the words--they are too unfathomable to embellish with drama. Keeler manages to express Pelzer's strength, courage and iron will to survive by demonstrating his intelligence. He continually outwits his mother to stay alive another day. This story is also a jubilant testimony to the "system" of police officers, teachers, and the school nurse who saved him. What's the point of all the gore? In a word--prevention. A.G.H. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 02]
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