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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.
I respected Chelsea and I fell in love with Clint.
I loved the fact that the story was told from both of their perspectives because it gives you a real feel for each of the characters as a whole.
I recommend Playing Hurt to anyone who enjoys contemporary Young Adult fiction and a wonderful summer romance.
Kudos to the book for having a female athlete as the main character. Male sportsmen are abundant, particularly in romance fiction, but sporty women are still far less common. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tez Miller
WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS BOOK BEFORE NOW?! If it weren't for Jennifer L. Armentrout and Miranda Kenneally, I probably would have never read it but I'm so glad I did! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cupcakegirly/Jenuine Cupcakes
I really enjoyed the premise of Playing Hurt and I connected well with Chelsea. The romantic tension between her and Clint but I did not appreciate the cheating. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Allan Kosiner
This one was a hit or miss for most people and it missed for me.
For starters it was slow and kind of boring. Read more
Going into a read like this, I think it is important to know what you have in store. This is a story of two people overcoming tragic events in their lives that have caused them to... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Sara @ Forever 17 Books
I read Holly Schindler's A Blue So Dark and really loved her writing style, so I was excited to try Playing Hurt. Read morePublished on June 19, 2012 by S Day
I started reading this book on a whim, really. I was just browsing through the books in the library and thinking that I needed to read more contemporary (I've read too many... Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Linda @ Fiction Fervor
I read Holly Schindler's A Blue So Dark when it was released and fell in love. Schindler's writing was beautiful and the premise was so unique. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Lori
Wow. When I picked up this book to read, I was expecting some light, summer romance that was sweet, but cliche. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Jessica (Peace Love Books)