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Painless By JamieMayer,

  • Title: Painless
  • Author: JamieMayer
  • ISBN: 9781942600855
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 theirSeventeen 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 dying father, he spends his days drinking at a nearby bar, testing his limits, and working on a graphic novel about a mysterious vigilante called Shadow Man Lately, though, even his art has taken a turn for the worst Quinn has created a new character called Boy Demon who destroys everything he touches, and now Quinn can t decide how his book should end Further, an ominous black dog has started to follow him everywhere.On the same day his father dies, Quinn accidentally gets hit by a car and Caitlin decides that this is the last straw Left with the choice to either find a job and grow up or be committed to a rehabilitation center, Quinn takes a gig at a local butcher shop owned by the father of a sensitive but troubled girl who often changes her appearance with the flick of a wrist But the closer he gets to Reese and finding stability, the further he spins out of control, as the lines between art and reality continue to dissipate.In this debut novel, Jamie Mayer offers an unflinching and poignant look at pain, empathy, and how to grow up without feeling pain.
    Painless 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 l

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    1. 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 school lif [...]

    2. Read this review and 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 to feel pain c [...]

    3. In competing narrative voices mostly first with a dash of third , author Mayer ably explores the turbulent headspace of Quinn, a teenager with a condition known as congenital analgesia he can t feel pain A high percentage of folks with Quinn s condition don t make it to adulthood, and Quinn seems set on joining that grim statistic As he processes or tries to process his father s death, Quinn self medicates through his art and he s good The guy at his local comic shop begs him to complete his mas [...]

    4. 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 feels rea [...]

    5. Painless is a book about a boy who grows up not being able to feel any physical pain, and the family dynamics that surround him and his condition However, this story is anything BUT painless Mayer s descriptions in the church scene were so vivid and hopeful and heart breaking at the same time And although I can t say that Quinn or Caitlin were very likable characters, I found myself rooting for them the whole time My only real question gripe was why switch tenses out if first person It threw me [...]

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