Too Close to Me

If you've read, A Child Called "It," then, you want closure.  You want to know how author Dave Pelzer fared as an adult, considering the childhood hell that he survived and while there were other Dave Pelzer books between, "It," and Too Close to Me, this is the one that gave us what we needed.

However, we had to read the first 16 chapters to get this closure.

The last two sentences of chapter 16 read thusly;

I shuddered from the realization that all my nightmares had little to do with my deviant antagonist. They had always been about me and what I brought into my own creations. 

This was the definitively pivotal moment when Pelzer began healing. He began forgiving. He began living, rather than chasing after something. He also realized his worth, without knowing it on every level. It was a realization so intense that it helped him to change his life for the better.

Every word prior to those last two sentences was a hellish re-living of events. We state this not out of criticism. Rather, we state this to celebrate this man's growth. Again.  We read Pelzer's first book and it wasn't enough. Sighing. We wanted closure.  We got it.

Dave Pelzer: Too Close to MeAuthor: Dave Pelzer
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: RosettaBooks; 1 edition (April 7, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0795345577
ISBN-13: 978-0795345579

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