The Question and Answer section for A Child Called “It” is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
After months of being confined for hours at a time in the garage, my courage took over and I stole bits of frozen food from the garage freezer. I was fully aware that I could pay for my crime at any time, so I ate every morsel as if...
David steals frozen food out of the garage freezer.
Most of David's parents' arguments were about him.... the abuse, and the lack of food, and the isolation forced upon him.