History Literature / AChildCalledIt

23rd Jun '16 11:16:47 AM SnowyWolf
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Overlaps with DoWrongRight. Catherine went through the trouble of weaving lies and making up stories, so she doesn't want to get caught, but was very careless about the physical evidence she leaves on the surface. There is no way a well-looked after child would constantly chip his own teeth, be dotted with bruises or create huge, or regularly be too hurt to go to school.

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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Overlaps with DoWrongRight. Catherine went through the trouble of weaving lies and making up stories, so she doesn't want to get caught, but was very careless about the physical evidence she leaves on the surface. There is no way a well-looked after child would constantly chip his own teeth, be dotted with bruises or create huge, or regularly be too hurt to go to school. himself so severely and often that he has regular absences from school.
23rd Jun '16 11:14:52 AM SnowyWolf
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* DidNotThinkThisThrough: Overlaps with DoWrongRight. Catherine went through the trouble of weaving lies and making up stories, so she doesn't want to get caught, but was very careless about the physical evidence she leaves on the surface. There is no way a well-looked after child would constantly chip his own teeth, be dotted with bruises or create huge, or regularly be too hurt to go to school.
8th Mar '16 12:12:31 PM Josef5678
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* DomesticAbuser: Catherine.

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* DomesticAbuser: %%* DomesticAbuse: Catherine.
2nd Jan '16 7:20:54 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ANounReferredToAsX: ''A Child Called It'' and ''A Man Named Dave''
3rd Dec '15 3:09:13 PM YasminPerry
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* BlatantLies: It is scary the lies the police believed. Also, the entire book, according to David's siblings.

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* BlatantLies: It is scary the lies the police believed. Also, the entire book, according to David's siblings.
15th Sep '15 8:22:41 AM Keet96
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** ...Except that his brother Richard has ''also'' written several books chronicling the abuse he suffered in earnest after David was removed by child protective services. (An upbringing spent in the thrall of a vicious, cruel manipulator like Catherine wouldn't ever warp a young person's sense of loyalty or fealty to truth, would it?)
** Except that there are several discrepancies between books, such as [[SarcasmMode minor things]] such as where he was stabbed, and the fact that several incidents were obviously made up as no one, especially not a little boy, would be able to survive them...


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** Also possibly Dave himself, if his book really is a lie, as this would mean he lied about his mother stabbing and starving him just for attention and money. However, even if the book is true, one cannot deny that his response to his brother calling him out was absolutely disgusting.
15th Sep '15 8:19:38 AM Keet96
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** ...Except that his brother Richard has ''also'' written several books chronicling the abuse he suffered in earnest after David was removed by child protective services. (An upbringing spent in the thrall of a vicious, cruel manipulator like Catherine wouldn't ever warp a young person's sense of loyalty or fealty to truth, would it?)
** Except that there are several discrepancies between books, such as [[SarcasmMode minor things]] such as where he was stabbed, and the fact that several incidents were obviously made up as no one, especially not a little boy, would be able to survive them...
7th Mar '15 10:55:45 AM Teenlyokofan7777
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* HopeSpot: Dave has a few of these, but each of them fall through the cracks before it could be cemented.
** One example is when Catherine actually treats him kindly, but it is a trick when it is discovered that she is just faking so the social worker could leave her alone.
1st Jan '15 12:48:28 PM Keet96
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** Except that there are several discrepancies between books, such as minor things such as where he was stabbed, and the fact that several incidents were obviously made up as no one, especially not a little boy, would be able to survive them...

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** Except that there are several discrepancies between books, such as [[SarcasmMode minor things things]] such as where he was stabbed, and the fact that several incidents were obviously made up as no one, especially not a little boy, would be able to survive them...
1st Jan '15 12:46:32 PM Keet96
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** Except that there are several discrepancies between books, such as minor things such as where he was stabbed, and the fact that several incidents were obviously made up as no one, especially not a little boy, would be able to survive them...
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