Becca's life is anything but ordinary. At fifteen, she's already experienced her share of pain. With a mom who drinks too much, a revolving door of father figures, and struggles at school, Becca wonders if she'll ever have a chance at a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane is her little sister, Chloe; that is, until her mother's breakdown leads to her sister's dBecca's life is anything but ordinary. At fifteen, she's already experienced her share of pain. With a mom who drinks too much, a revolving door of father figures, and struggles at school, Becca wonders if she'll ever have a chance at a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane is her little sister, Chloe; that is, until her mother's breakdown leads to her sister's disappearance.A PAIN LESS ORDINARY follows Becca as she figures out life on her own while searching for her family and her new role in the world. In this powerfully moving novel, L.V. Pires explores Becca's struggle with abandonment, drug abuse, homelessness, relationships, and how pain connects her to others....
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A Pain Less Ordinary Reviews
First of all, thank you to the author, Lisa V Pires and Goodreads Giveaways for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!I originally, right before the end of my exams started reading this in which I was absolutely loving it but unfortunately had to stop. Honestly it sucked, because I seriously was loving what I had read so far.However as of today, I can say that I have finally finished this book and it literally blew my mind. I started it again and finished it within hours - pretty much read it in one sitting, I was so engrossed.What really impressed me about this novel was the fact that it wasn’t like anything else I had ever read. I’m always reading contemporaries and although I love them to death, the formula is essentially the same for most of them. ‘A Pain Less Ordinary’ on the other hand was completely original, the characters fresh and inspiring with a raw, honest depiction of life. The harsh, gruelling nature of the life of protagonist, Becca and the deterioration of the life she had always known, kept me on edge throughout the whole story. It was eerie reading about something so real and honest, from a life I have never experienced. And the novel really brought a whole different group of characters - different than the usual standard ones in most novels - to light. Reading about all of the characters and relationships was truly something unique and different to what I’ve known in my YA travels. Definitely a novel I will be pushing so many to be reading. Possibly even one of my favourites or even my absolute favourite read of the year. So guys, check it out on Amazon, support the author and get the word out!
This is an amazing book. I kept thinking that Becca could be any one of my students. The problem is I could name some of them who have been in a situation similar. As I was reading this story I thought back to two years ago when a student came and talked with me. She was extremely depressed. She lived with her aunt and her mom was trying to re-establish contact. She didn’t know how to feel about it. Her mom had been an alcoholic and a drug user. She and her younger sister, who was two years old, were always hungry. Her younger sister tried to open the open the oven door. The stove was propped up in the back and was unstable enough it fell on her crushing her. This young girl spoke of trying to lift the stove off of her sister. She spoke of trying to wake her drunk mother up and hearing her mother blame her. I had not thought of that until I read this book. There are so many Becca’s out there. Their story is just as heart-wrenching. Yet there is hope for them. Sometimes it comes from the unexpected. In this review, I am not going to speak more about the book. This was one of those that caused me to make a connection to real life. Enough said. I would highly recommend this book and will purchase it for my shelves at school. Like I said, there are other Becca’s out there or people who know Becca’s and they need to read this story.I received a copy to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed here are my own.
A heartbreaking read. That is the only way I can describe this book. I am so glad to have read it. I started reading this book at 4am and rarely put it down until I was finished. Being a substitute teacher it made me think about some of the students I see on a regular basis and how you truly never know what is going on at home.Becca is a high school student trying to pass her classes while raising her baby sister and trying to keep her family together. During a moment of anger she tells her mom about her step-father's cheating and things spiral out of control quickly. Follow Becca as she tries to put her family back together again and learns how strong she really is.You will cry, scream at the injustice of the CPS system and the cruelty kids can inflict on one another. I would definitely use this book in my high school classroom in hopes it would teach kids to have compassion and to build each other up instead of tearing each other down out of spite and meanness.Thank you to the author for a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review based on my words.
A Pain Less Ordinary is a brutally honesty story about the struggles of Becca's heartbreaking world. She's surrounded by stepfathers that come and go, a mother who degrades her regularly, then leaves her to fend for herself. The only family she really loves is her little sister but she's ripped from her life suddenly as well. A Pain Less Ordinary is a brutally honest portrayal of a teenagers worst nightmare. It was rare, real and beautiful. Not an easy read but a very important one.