Mr. Qwanell Culley
AP English Language
Readings, Observations, and Experiences
Film and Television
Nonfiction - Books
- Pelzer, Dave. A Man Named Dave. New York: Plume, 1999.
Summary: This book was about a young boy who was physically and mentally abused by his mother throughtout his childhood. Even after being rescued at the aga of twelve, he was affected by it in his future. The book opens with Dave Pelzer being being belittled and treated inhumanely by his mother. As the book progresses and he's free, he's constantly haunted by the memories and hardships he endured as a child. Near the end he finally was able to move on from his past and become an inspirational speaker for young kids.
"What is with you? I bet you think i'm stupid! You think you do whatever you damn well please! Don't you?... I'm not hurting you. You are. You choose your actions. You know who--what--you are and your purpose in this household." (9)
"After all you've been through, no matter what happens to us, Dave, you deserve everything life has to offer. I'm so proud of you, I could bust. You're the most inspirational person I know." (298)
--Qwanell Culley 13:42, 1 October 2009 (UTC)