This book never fails to make me cry, make me sick to my stomach and want to kill this poor child's mother. But I think everyone should read it, just to know how horrible child abuse is and that these things really happen to innocent children.
The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer - Just finished reading it, and LOVED it!! It is the second book in the Child Called It Trilogy, about how the author grew up being abused and hated by his mother!!! Great read!!
"A Stolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard. This poor 11 year old girl was abducted walking to school one morning. The story is told in her own words about how she was held captive for 18!!! During this time, the sicko got her pregnant - first at only 14 years old & then again at 17/18. Although the book is super disturbing, she says she wrote it to show others how it is possible to overcome anything. If you can handle all the disturbing/sick details, it is a must-read book.