Painless

Painless

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David 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. When David's legal guardian tells him that he needs to move into an assisted living facility, 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 the parents who abandoned him years ago. All David wants to do is grow old, beat the odds, find love, travel the world, and see something spectacular. While he still can.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman and Company, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780807562901
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Haraz
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 21 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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