Painless - S. A. Harazin

David is 17 (almost 18) and suffers from a condition where he can’t feel pain and has troubles regulating his body temperature. Which sounds like it could have been a really nice book, but somewhere it fell short.

David really acted like a child most of the time and the writing didn’t help there either. He has a constant assistant, but since he didn’t have any mental issues and was perfectly aware (by training) of what he could and couldn’t do I didn’t really understand why. Surely he was capable himself of checking his temperature (he has a watch) or taking his blood pressure. I also wasn’t sure why they would be putting him in an assisted living facility, since he was perfectly fine living on his own.

One other thing that bothered me was that everything happened really fast (like on a couple of pages) and was never mentioned later. One of his friends dies in a car accident, which is never mentioned later at all. They go to the funeral and that’s about it.

Not really for me.

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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