I don't know where you begin with this book. It is a horrible tale of a abused child. It really makes you think about what if you were like that. Some of the things him mom doe =s is make him throw up everyday after school to see if he has eaten, "The mirror treatment", shuts him in the bathroom and makes him clean it with a mixture of ammonia and clorox, doesn't feed him, and doesn't consider him a part of the family. It's a trilogy. It is so sad. It is the best child abuse book you can ever read. You definitely HAVE to check it out!