Friday, November 15, 2013

Help suggest a book!

For a readers advisory assignment, I'm hoping that you all can help me out. I'm looking for a read alike for A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer. Preferably it would be an autobiography, preferably about someone who's had a lot to overcome. Not too preachy, opinionated, or pretentious, but well written . If you have something in mind, but it doesn't match perfectly with this that'd be okay as well.

4 comments:

gypsysmom said...

As Nature Made Him:The Boy Who was Raised as a Girl by David Reimer and Milton Diamond

The true story of David's life after his penis was injured during circumcision and had to be removed. He had an identical twin who was not circumcised. A US doctor was excited about the prospects of studying gender identification of identical twins and convinced the parents to allow David to be operated on to have his testicles removed and be raised as a girl while his twin was raised as a boy.

John Mutford said...

Wow, that sounds intense and fascinating. Thanks!

Braedonnal MacInnis said...

I just read a book review about someone raised in Scientology: http://wanda-thenextfifty.blogspot.ca/2013/10/book-review-beyond-belief-jenna.html

It looks pretty interesting to me.

Melwyk said...

Sorry, just saw this... what about Augusten Burroughs' Running with Scissors, or The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls....