Painless

Painless

Book - 2015
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A first kiss. Falling in love. Going to prom. These are all normal things that most teenagers experience. Except for 17-year-old David Hart. His life is anything but normal and more difficult than most. Because of the disease that wracks his body, David is unable to feel pain. He has congenital insensitivity to pain with anhydrosis--or CIPA for short. One of only a handful of people in the world who suffer from CIPA, David can't do the things every teenager does. He might accidentally break a limb and not know it. If he stands too close to a campfire, he could burn his skin and never feel it. He can't tell if he has a fever and his temperature is rising. Abandoned by his parents, David now lives with his elderly grandmother who is dying. When David's legal guardian tells him that he needs to move into an assisted living facility as he cannot live alone, David is determined to prove him wrong. He creates a bucket list, meets a girl with her own wish list, and then sets out to find his parents. All David wants to do is grow old, beat the odds, find love, travel the world, and see something spectacular. And he still wants to find his parents. While he still can.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Company, c2015.
ISBN: 9780807562888
Branch Call Number: YA HAR
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 22 cm.

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ArianaRayne
Jun 18, 2017

Well wrote and interesting. Would recommend.

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Jun 19, 2017

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ArianaRayne
Jun 18, 2017

David Hart shouldn't even be alive now. He can't feel pain. He has scars for wounds he's never felt. Kids who have the kind of rare condition he has don't usually survive childhood, but at seventeen, David's beaten the odds. So far, at least. For his whole life he's been protected and monitored, living by a careful set of rules. And then there's Luna, the nurse trainee who's been hired to keep an eye on him. David wants more than anything to live life on his own terms. But now the things he wants to live for have a lot to do with Luna.

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