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Try reading Dave Pelzer's A Child Called "It". So, it's not truly a Halloween inspired tale, but the horrors it contains will probably fit the need for a frightening read this season.
Based on a true story, Pelzer shares the abuse he endured at the hands of his mother that started when he was about five-years-old. This first book in the trilogy ends when Pelzer enters foster care at age twelve. If you're interested in how foster care treated Dave, try The Lost Boy.