"The Privilege of Youth" Dave Pelzer

Posted on Sun 07 December 2008 in ClubReading

Dave Pelzer has written several books about his childhood and growing up. He has written several motivational and leadership books. But in this latest memoir, the author shares with us growing up as a teenager struggling for independence and more importantly, acceptance.

The book recants the tales of a young man negotiating a course through foster families, high school hallways full of bullies and part-time jobs.

There is something in this book for everyone, the feeling of being behind the wheel of a car for the first time - the feeling of freedom and power, the challenges of new friends and growing up and apart, the promises and hopes of youth.

Well written and gripping - highly recommended.