This plot is very unique because it's based on true events. It's important to pay attention to the events because the author isn't making it up, its from memories of his childhood. Besides the struggle physically, David Pelzer also emphasis on the emotions he was feeling and how hard it was to live as prisoner of his own home. I think after reading this book I am more thankful towards my parents for not doing what Mrs. Pelzer did to David to me. Paying attention to the detail David goes into as he tells the story; makes you picture it in your head, imagine what he went through and makes you wonder how he survived.