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Essay heading: A Child Called It
 
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Dave learns to never give up hope.
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The title of this book has to do with what Dave went through as a child. He was just referred to as a child by "It". Dave's mother didn't care about him enough to call him by his first name. Throughout the book, his mother avoids calling Dave by his name. He is just a very unlucky child who gets brutally abused by his mother...
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