David Pelzer, just your ordinary 12 year old boy has a story like no other. For only being 12 years old at the time he has been through a lot. David has a different life style then most people. He has no friends what so ever and he family hates him.
Davids mother would be the Antagonist In the novel 'A child called it". throughout the whole story she beats, abuses, staves and verbally harasses David.
I think that the theme in this novel would have to be kinda like dont judge a book by its cover because it kinda falls under the same thing of don't judge a person that you do not personally know.