Flashback Friday: PLAYING HURT by Holly Schindler
November 28th, 2014 by Liza Wiemer

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by Holly Schindler

Publisher: Flux

Pub. Date: March 8, 2011

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From Goodreads:

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?

Praise: “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

My Review:

Playing HurtPlaying Hurt by Holly Schindler (March 2011)

Fans of Simone Elkeles MUST read Playing Hurt! It’s a beautifully written, emotional YA romance. You won’t be able to put it down. Holly’s writing is masterful––setting scenes you can see in your mind. She creates tension and desire in a realistic, honest manner, and the characters are so relatable! I have a feeling Playing Hurt will go on a lot of people’s lists of favorite YA novels for 2011! Is already is on mine!

Holly Schindler is an author to watch! (Well, I did say this back in 2011, and I was right. Holly has had several more awesome books published since PLAYING HURT. Make sure to check her out on the sites posted above. 😀 )

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