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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family

Written by:
Dave Pelzer
Narrated by:
Brian Keeler

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2007
7 hours 32 minutes
The Lost Boy has spent over two years on the New York Times best-seller list and has profoundly influenced more than one million readers' lives. Following the tremendous success of Pulitzer Prize nominee A Child Called 'It', this book continues the extraordinary tale of author Dave Pelzer's childhood. On the verge of adolescence, Dave is rescued from his terrifyingly abusive, alcoholic mother and made a permanent ward of the court. Then the real journey begins. He is moved from one foster home to another searching for identity and family. A rebellious, defiant boy, Dave seeks attention by shoplifting, and even spends time in juvenile detention when suspected of arson. Finally, after five sets of foster parents, he finds a mother and father who love him. Pelzer--who has received commendations from Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton--travels throughout the world inspiring others through speeches and work to prevent child abuse. His courageous story is enhanced by Brian Keeler's thoughtful narration.
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Jennifer K.

Love this book

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Jennifer B.

Great book.

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A different perspective for me on foster experiences. There are lots of terrible things that happened to this boy but also lots of positive outcomes. It was a really good and easy listen!

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Jane H.

Good read sad this happened and is still happening x Found it jumped from finding himself to having a son a little confusing ❤️

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Jennifer Hammond

absolutely love these books.

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Beverly C.

Such a sad and terrible thing for a child to endure. Thankfully, and hopefully, there aren't too many children treated, to this extreme, like this. Any harm to a child is terrible, but this was horrible and inexcusable.

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J Schwarz

I can’t stop reading this series. Captivating.

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D Duncan

A real eye opener of the struggles of teenage foster children, having to learn to fit in where ever they’re placed. All while trying to grow up and mature. Very touching.

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