I think the climax of the book is in the first chapter when the school nurse once again examines David and the teachers bring in a police officer. He's unsure if David will be saved or sent home everyday after school and come back with more bruises, cuts, and scratches. I feel bad for any child that has to go through what David went through. Nobody deserves to be treated so badly that the police has to get involved or child survices has to come to your house and ask you if your okay. Another point in the story that I think is very interesting is that when Mrs. Pelzer started being nice to David, and he was exstatic and he thought things would be different from then on but the only reason she was nice was because a lady from chil survices was coming to their house and was asking if Davids' mother was beating him and fed him regularly.