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Playing Hurt - Holly Schindler From "Best Kept YA Secrets 2011" www.jenryland.blogspot.com December 13, 2011I knew I wanted to read this book -- I just couldn't get hold of a copy. When I finally did, I wasn't disappointed. Chelsea, the main character, is a basketball star who was seriously injured during a game. [When I was in high school, I would have done anything to get out of gym, but I love the idea of a tough female athlete as a YA character.] Chelsea's parents take her to Minnesota for a vacation and hire Clint, an ex-hockey player, to help Chelsea with her rehab. Yes, Clint and Chelsea fall in love, but there are complications. Chelsea has a boyfriend. Clint has an ex who died under tragic circumstances. Chelsea and Clint are each wounded, both physically and psychologically. I found their story beautiful and vivid and honest.