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on 9 October 2006
A Man Named Dave is the 3rd and final part of Dave Pelzer's story. The first two books detail Dave's life as a child suffering horrendous abuse and torture at the hands of his mother and his eventual journey through America's social care system. A Man Named Dave finishes the story by following Dave as he enlists in the U.S Air force as an adult and finally finds peace.
Although this book is a vital part of the story I didn't find it as engaging or interesting as the first books, The author tends to repeat himself far too often in this book and on a few occasions I found myself skipping whole paragraphs when the sentences and conversations within the book became too boring, predictable or long and drawn out, by the time I was on the final chapters I was looking forward to finishing the book.
Although it's good to know what happened to Dave and how he turned out this book is nowhere near as good as the first two, the ending is a good one although the feelings of sadness regarding what happened to this family still linger on with the reader.
If you have read the first two books, you need to read A Man Named Dave, if not this book will not have much meaning and may become boring very quickly.