The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer (Review)

The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer

3stars

Published by Gramedia Indonesia, 340 pages, True Story

Gramedia version

Being free from her mother torture didn’t mean David’s life had been getting much easier. New obstacles right in front of young David. As he had been trying so hard to free his body, mind, and soul from his mother torture, David had to adapt well with the new environment; for receiving what a new environment offered and to be received by that new environment as well. It wasn’t easy because David never had been in such environment, he had no any idea how did it worked. Besides that, what stressed him was that new environment was changing so fast. When he already felt fixed, he had to move to a new one. From his point of view, it wasn’t something he wanted for.

As those problems not enough, he got more pressure from his mother who didn’t want to free David easily. So, here David had been struggled to run for his better life from that bad past he had.

I felt so much better while reading this second book of David Pelzer’s true story trilogy than the first one. It gave me different feeling from his first book. I think young David really different from the other children at his age. If it were me, I would have been given up since the first time, but not for David. I could feel his struggles and his steadfast heart and I am amazed by that. This is an inspiring book. Really.

The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer

Ini adalah buku kedua dari trilogi kisah nyata kehidupan Dave Pelzer. Bila dalam buku pertama dia lebih banyak bercerita perjuangannya bertahan hidup dalam siksaan yang mengerikan dari ibunya dan penolakan dari semua lingkungan tempatnya tinggal, dalam buku kedua ini, David bercerita tentang perjuangannya lepas dari penyiksaan tersebut;  bagaimana menyesuaikan dengan kehidupan baru, menerima lingkungan baru, dan bisa diterima di lingkungan tersebut, lepas sepenuhnya dari kehidupan lama dan benar – benar belajar menjadi seorang yag merdeka dan punya harapan serta impian. Di bawah siksaan ibunya dan penolakan dari lingkungan mungkin merupakan hal tersulit dalam kehidupan David, tetapi lepas dari siksaan ibunya dan untuk bisa diterima dan menerima lingkungan baru juga bukanlah hal yang mudah, terlebih lagi bila lingkungan itu hanya dapat dinikmati beberapa saat, kemudian harus berpindah lagi dan lagi. Berjuang meninggalkan sifat – sifat buruk pada masa lalunya, lepas dari doktrin buruk dari ibunya ternyata menjadi hal yang lebih sulit. Doktrin buruk dari ibunya ternyata tertanam dalam dalam otak dan diri David.

Buku kedua ini lebih menyenangkan untuk di baca. Disinilah perjuangan David berlanjut, inilah yang lebih memberikan inspirasi. Bahwa perubahan itu bisa selagi kita mau. Benar di mana ada kemauan disitulah ada jalan. Di sini saya bisa merasakan David benar – benar berbeda dari anak seusianya pada saat itu karena mungkin bila saya sendiri berada di posisi dia, saya akan menyerah dan tak sanggup. Namun tidak dengan David, kekuatan kemauannya dan ketetapan hatinya perlu diacungi jempol. Saya kagum dengan kekuatan yang dimilikinya diusianya.

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5 thoughts on “The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer (Review)

  1. There is always a pot of gold waiting for a strong soul at the end of every rainbow….Thank you for sharing another lovely book review, my friend! Cheers~ 😀

    1. wow, your words,, beautifully chained.

      Thank you for always supporting this and waiting the book review 🙂
      that keeps me writing 😀

    2. Awww…that’s so sweet of you to say that, my friend.

      You’re very welcome! May you enjoy all your future blogging days~ Cheers!! 😀

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