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Seventeen-year-old Quinn can't feel physical pain. Born with a rare neurological condition, he’s faced accidents and emergency room visits. It's a surprise he's still alive—a fact that has unwittingly left him to his own devices for most of his life. No school, no friends, no rules. At the mercy of his older sister Caitlin, who has spent the past few years caring for their ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Rare Bird Books
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Nadia King
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Painless by screen-writer Jamie Mayer starts with a bang. Literally:

“I got hit by a car on the day my dad died. The stupid jackwagon in the BMW just kneecapped me – so it was fairly minor. I didn’t feel a thing. But then again, I never do.”

Mayer’s debut novel is a well-paced YA, contemporary novel that has you cheering for 17-year-old Quinn who struck by a rare congenital, neurological condition, does not have the ability to feel physical pain.

To survive his dysfunctional family and difficult sc
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Karen • The Book Return
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read this review and more on my blog.The Book Return BlogQuinn is a seventeen year old who suffers from Congenital Analgesia. Congenial Analgesia is a disease where the sufferer feels no pain. This disease is extremely fascinating. I have heard in the past about children who could not feel pain. It is explained in 'Painless' that it is a rare but deadly disease. Children who inherit this disease rarely make it to adulthood. Pain is an evolutionary trait that helps prevent injury. The inability t ...more
Robert Peterson
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Karana
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book deserves more credit than it gets.
I saw this book on Amazon and thought that the idea was interesting. What if you felt no pain? I don’t know! I didn’t even know that it was Contemporary. I was just looking for something to read that was short. This book was amazing!
I enjoyed every bit of it! The different POVs that we were in were all fantastic and dealing with their own separate problems. They are slowly trying to figure out solutions. This book really hits in some places and at the
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Krista Ivy
An astonishingly introspective read with a three dimensional character and a sense of magical realism. Written from three different points of view; this book is profound without being in your face or boring.
Quinn is a teen that isn't expected to live much longer on account of his not being able to feel pain. His sister lets him stay at home which her husband doesn't appreciate. Quinn just wants to draw and be left alone. To have one day where he isn't a 'freak'.
Finally, some teen romance that
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If I could give it 0 stars I would just not a good book overall
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