Playing Hurt

By Holly Schindler

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Star basketball player Chelsea “Nitro” Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone’s admiration in her hometown. But everything changed senior year, when she took a horrible fall during a game. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family. As a graduation present, Chelsea’s dad springs for a three-week summer “boot camp” program at a northern Minnesota lake resort. There, she’s immediately drawn to her trainer, Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who’s haunted by his own traumatic past. As they grow close, Chelsea is torn between her feelings for Clint and her loyalty to her devoted boyfriend back home. Will an unexpected romance just end up causing Chelsea and Clint more pain—or finally heal their heartbreak?

About the Author

Holly Schindler (Springfield, Missouri) dove headfirst into her writing pursuits after obtaining an M.A. in English from Missouri (ma-zur-ah) State University. Her essays, poems, and short stories have appeared in such journals as The Explicator, Slipstream, and Short Story. A Blue So Dark is her first novel. Visit her online at www.HollySchindler.com.

  • Paperback ISBN: 9780738722870
  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738728155
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Paperback dimensions: 5.19 x 8 in
  • Publication date: Mar 08, 2011
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Paperback | Ebook
  • Pages: 312
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

Reviews of Playing Hurt:

"With no slick, happily-ever-after ending, this novel will capture teens with the characters' guilt, anger, and, especially, the intensity of the young people's connection." —Booklist


"Playing Hurt is a delicious, tantalizing love story that will captivate you until the final, satisfying sigh." —Kristin Walker, author of A Match Made in High School

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