|Plot Summary of A Man Named Dave|
|"The book, A Man Named Dave, begins with Mr.Pelzter refering to his two previous books titled A Child Called It and The Lost Boy. Next David talks about his life after his experience with child abuse. He tells in his book how he got on with his life. Dave talks about his son and how he has been an inspiration to Dave to not give up on life, Dave talks about his two marriages:the first one was with his son's mother and his previous marrage with his second wife, Martha. He talks a lot about Martha, how she has changed his out look on life.
Amber Gardner, Resident Scholar
|"This book is an autobiography. It is a conclusion to "A Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy". This book focuses mostly on David's adult life; his dreams of becoming a naval firefighter, then a naval mid-aircraft refueler, and finally, a speaker and writer. He is in the navy for the better part of this book. He gets married, and has a child, but life difficulties cause them to divorce. David, finally, gets to meet the woman he loves, adores his son, Stephen, and gets to live in the serene place he'd always dreamed about. This book ends with happiness, fulfillment, and joy. I strongly suggest reading the first two books, "A Child Called It" and "The Lost Boy" before reading this book. As a trilogy, these books go from extreme depression and hopelessness, to dreams come true, love, and happiness. "
Amber, Resident Scholar
|""A Man Named Dave" is the ending to the other two books David has written, "A Child Called 'It'" and "The Lost Boy." Unlike the other two books, this book is inspirational and full of love. David had to start all over and make new beginnings with his new family. He consentrated on what he has been wanting to do his whole life, fly. David moved on with his life and made everything better, not only for him, but for his son Stephen also. He had a wife, but had to divorce. Now he has found someone that loves him, and his son Stephen as much as they love her. This is truly an inspiration to anyone who reads it. David Pelzer is an extrodinary human being. "
Chelsey, Resident Scholar
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|Review Analysis of A Man Named Dave|
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Kind of romance:
- marriage coming apart
Taboo Sex Story?
Kind of sex:
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- airforce pilot
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- fort/military installation
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book