A Child Called "It" is a story about a kid named David whose is getting abused by his mom. She hits him all the time and she says he's no longer apart of the family. She calls him "the boy" and "it". She blames him for everything. Even David's brothers want anything to do with him. David says his mother brain washed his brothers. Davids' father doesn't help David or defend him. He just tells David to be good and listen. His mother always beats David. She no longer feeds him. He'll just get scraps of food. It's a great book. I would recommend it. Some things are horrible. It's hard to thing someone would do these things to their own kid.