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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

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Brian Keeler

7 Hours 32 Minutes

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July 2007

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The Lost Boy has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives. Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called 'It', this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting, and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five sets of foster parents, he finds a mother and father who love him. Pelzer--who has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton--travels throughout the world inspiring others through speeches and work to prevent child abuse. His courageous story is enhanced by Brian Keeler's thoughtful narration.

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  • Jennifer K.

    Love this book

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  • Jennifer B.

    Great book.

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  • MimiKS

    A different perspective for me on foster experiences. There are lots of terrible things that happened to this boy but also lots of positive outcomes. It was a really good and easy listen!

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  • Jane H.

    Good read sad this happened and is still happening x Found it jumped from finding himself to having a son a little confusing ❤️

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  • Jennifer Hammond

    absolutely love these books.

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  • Beverly C.

    Such a sad and terrible thing for a child to endure. Thankfully, and hopefully, there aren\'t too many children treated, to this extreme, like this. Any harm to a child is terrible, but this was horrible and inexcusable.

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  • J Schwarz

    I can’t stop reading this series. Captivating.

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  • D Duncan

    A real eye opener of the struggles of teenage foster children, having to learn to fit in where ever they’re placed. All while trying to grow up and mature. Very touching.

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