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Child Called It Read-Alikes

  Jason, who lives with an abusive father at home, hopes to earn enough money to escape with his younger sister by being tough at school, but the stakes grow more dangerous and soon even his fists and ability to think on his feet are not enough to keep his head above water.  

Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.


A teenaged boy who is thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.

  The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.          Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Brontë befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody. 
  The author describes growing up as the victim of Munchausen by proxy, a form of child abuse in which her mother invented or caused a series of illnesses and ailments, and her struggle to escape her mother's problems to rebuild her life.      

The author describes being kidnapped when she was eleven years old and held captive for eighteen years. Discusses the two daughters she birthed in captivity, her discovery, and the animal-assisted therapy that helped her heal.


 teen author describes how a married man in his thirties approached her on the Internet and convinced her to send him revealing pictures and have computer sex with him, and how she eventually won free of him.

  For years, fifteen-year-old Carey has lived in a broken-down camper in the woods with her mother and younger sister. When she and her sister are taken away and enter a new, seemingly normal life, Carey must bury long-held secrets for fear that her new life will be taken away.
  Fourteen-year-old John creates alternative realities in his mind as he tries to deal with his mother's abusive boyfriend, his crush on a beautiful, but shallow classmate and other problems at school.    

A memoir of a young woman who spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes. Despite the instability of her life and the abuse of one foster family, she finds the courage to succeed.


Raised by parents so intentionally isolated that they speak their own hybrid dialect, abused youth Marjorie witnesses her parents' submission to a sadistic cult leader before she is rescued by another abuse survivor who teaches her stoneworking skills


An internationally respected advocate in the fight for justice for victims of child sexual abuse tells her story of survival in the midst of beatings, daily rape, and sexual slavery and details her efforts to secure imprisionment for those who abuse.