The Lost Boy Study Guide

The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer

The Lost Boy is the autobiographical story of Dave Pelzer, a boy who suffered repeated and systematic abuses at the hands of his disturbed mother. Declared a ward of the court, Dave's journey to manhood is a troubled and confusing one. He longs for his mother's love, yet resents her for her abuse and for her inability to care for him. Eventually he is able to reconcile his conflicts and joins the Air Force as an expression of independence.

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