i definately reccommend "A child called it" by Dave Pelzer. its about a boy abused horribly as a child, goes through foster homes, and turns out well. its very sad yet inspiring. but the most interesting thing is, is that the author of the book is actually the little boy who was abused. its about Dave's troubled life. it really brings you into the life and mind of an abused child, and what they do for their situations. i reccommend the sequel as well "the lost boy"
if anyone else has read it, let me know what you thought of it!