The tone in Dave Pelzer's book book is hope and optimism because there were many set backs but everyone was willing to help and get David on the right track in life. He viewed his life when he was older as the past making him the strong person he is today and that he has everything anyone could want with the love of his son.
This book was very good! It really shows you how blessed you are in life for the little things you have and to be thankful for it all. It was very sad how someone could abuse their own child. The fast that he got out and could get help was relieving. No little boy should ever have to go through everything David went through at such a young age. I can't imagine how hard it would be to switch foster homes, meet new kids and "parents" and to become excepted by out children your age who know your a foster child. It's amazing how someone can completely change there life around for the better and have a great adulthood after having such a bad past.