I have read the "Child called it" trilogy of Dave Pelzer - and found them very moving. Saw his brothers book in shop window today - has anyone read it? Think Richard was an older brother who tormented Dave, but interested in his story.
Yes - My DD (14) read them & took them to school for her friends (They had to research Child abuse for a project!). She found them tough, but i said it was best to read them all to see that you can get through anything with the right support.
Maybe Richard felt he had to publish his side after all the publicity from his brothers books.