Book Reviews

Painless by S.A. Harazin: Review

******I got an e-arc of the book from the publisher on Netgalley. All thoughts are my own*******
Edition: e-arc, Netgalley
Pages: 272
Series or Standone: Standalone
Published: March 1th, 2015
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Goodreads Synopsis: “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.”
Plot: 4/5 Stars
I really enjoyed the plot. I had heard about this disease before in school I’m pretty sure. The plot of this book seemed really real. Just how at any moment life could change. Not everything lives up to the expectations in your head and I loved that David realized that.

Characters: 3/5 Stars
The characters were okay. We never learned too much about them or their past. The characters loved to not say the entire truth most of the time so yeah. I didn’t get too attached to the characters. Luna was probably my favorite character. I feel the author kept building Spencer up because he was David’s friend, but then dropped him almost completely.

Do I have a ship? Ummmmm not really
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
About the Author: S.A. Harazin has written stories since she was young. She now lives in Georgia with her husband and three children.

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