the-lost-boyTitle: The Lost Boy: A Foster Child’s Search for the Love of a family
Author: Dave Pelzer
# of pages: 331
Publisher: Health Communications Inc. (hardcover, 1997)

Imagine a young boy who has never had a home. His only possessions are the old torn clothes he carries in a papper bag. His only world is isolation and fear. Although this young boy has been rescued from his alcoholic mother, the real hurt is just beginng–he has no place to call home.
This is Dave Pelzer’s long-awaited sequel to A Child Called “It.” Answers will be sxposed and new adventures revealed in this compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-child–a foster child–young David experiences the instability of moving in and out of five different homes. Those who feel that all foster kids are trouble–and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a real family–resent his presence and force him to suffer shame. Tears and laughter, devastation and hope: all create the journey of this little lost boy who deperately searches for the love of a family.
Though many in society ridicule the foster-care system and social-service fields. Dave Pelzer is a living testament to the necessity of their existence. Wheter you are a fan of the auuthor or picking up his work for the firsst ime, The Lost Boy is a swquel that will move you and stand alone as a shining inspiraiton to all.

This book is really sad, but I didn’t cry during this one. I did while reading A Child Called “It.” If your looking for something to shift some of your opinions about foster care or social-service, pick this book up and read it.