A Child Called “It” This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

This book is great,
But not veryfun,
Although in the end,
The little boy won.

He had thecourage,
He had the strength,
To try to make it,
To the nextday.

After being starved,
And getting beaten,
All hewanted,
Was his life to sweeten’.

Why did his motherhate him so?
Why didn’t she give him love?
Did he dosomething wrong?
He was so tired of being shoved.

Although henever found,
Answers to his questions,
He had to seek help,
Atpsychiatric sessions.

He may be alone,
But at least he has hisfreedom,
He doesn’t live in the home,
Where his mom used tobeat him.

I’m requesting,
You check out thisbook,
Just walk in the library,
And take a look.

And whenyou see it
On the shelf,
Make sure you check it out
Just foryourself.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 8 at 2:08 pm
i love this !
susieq_87az said...
May 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm
This was the best book review I ever wrote. I figured everyone can write a summary on a book, but can everyone write it in poem form? I don't know....but I can!
MyFriendFate said...
Nov. 28, 2010 at 11:39 am
I read this book-- it was good,like you said. I really like how you wrote this, it's very nice :D
susieq_87az replied...
May 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm
Thank you!
CatWilde said...
Jun. 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm
I've never read the book, but now I think I will have to. I enjoyed your review, too--creative!
LilTink said...
Dec. 13, 2009 at 11:27 am
this is Karly16 this book is grreeat very very sad but i need pictures 4 a book report i can only find the cover please message me back thank you. xxLilTinkxx
Karly16 said...
Dec. 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm
This book is good but i need 1 thing anyone know where i can get pictures for a book report thank you just reply if u no before December 18,2009
Jennie H. said...
May 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm
This was one of the saddest books I have ever read. I don't understand how someone could treat their little boy like that. He had to have a lot of courage to survive and write about his life.
Andy32 said...
Nov. 28, 2008 at 5:48 am
this book is a great book, the next one after is too
Fun said...
Nov. 10, 2008 at 12:08 am
I love this book it is my favorit
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