Lost boy

Lost boy : Essay Q&A

1. To what literary genre does The Lost Boy belong?   The Lost Boy is a memoir, which is like an autobiography but does not attempt to cover the entire life of the author. In this case it covers the life of a boy between the ages of twelve and eighteen. The book might even …

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Lost boy : Biography

Dave Pelzer was born on December 29, 1960, in Daly City, California. He is the son of Stephen Joseph Pelzer, who was of Austrian and Irish descent, and Catherine Roerva Pelzer. Dave Pelzer was the second of five boys in the family.   From the age of about four to twelve, Pelzer was subject to …

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Lost boy : Top Ten Quotes

“I have no friends, no place to hide, nothing to turn to.” p. 13Dave describes an incident that took place during the years in which he was abused. He has temporarily escaped from his abusive mother and is walking the streets, intending to get to the Russian River, which he remembers from when he was …

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Lost boy : Theme Analysis

Prejudice Against Foster Children   Pelzer several times refers to this theme. Pelzer’s life story is itself an example of the difficult life led by foster children, and his touching portrait of Chris, the seventeen-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who has lived in more than a dozen foster homes, is another example of the challenges …

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