A Pain Less Ordinary
by L.V. Pires
Release Date: September 2017
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 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.
to hurry up. My pulse speeds up. A throbbing pain pluses at my temple. There’s
a kid in the street. How am I supposed to not hit him? I scream out and slam on
so we’re in a smooth glide, but keep my foot hovering over the brake sure we’re
going to collide with a tree, fender, or small child any moment. Finally, the
light turns yellow and I slam my foot down on the brake bringing the tires to a
as if I just ran over her foot.
in the pedestrian lane. I can’t believe it. He’s got the phoniest smile on his
face. He looks over, directly into our car. His plastic expression cracks.
Mom’s face turns red. Her eyes fix on Chloe.
She is a recipient of the Eileen Spinelli Award, a finalist in the Saturday’s Child Press Fiction Contest, and a graduate of Spalding University’s MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults.