Review. Girl in the Arena. by Lise Haines. Eighteen-year-old Lyn has lived her entire life in the world of gladiators, and this modern-day version. Uber enters the arena first to thundering applause. I’ve read in Sword and Shield that he rubs a quart of Glow on his skin before a match. Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the.

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The main character’s father is a gladiator. He got another knife out of the drawer and began to cut up the tomatoes.

Thoughts on “Girl in the Arena” by Lise Haines

Lyn isn’t a bad character, I just couldn’t stay connected to the story. It’s simply a culture of its own, separate and unique from others and only those who are “born in,” as Lyn would say, can fully understand what it’s like and what it means.

September Summer Summary: I wouldn’t say don’t read it. And the blurb gives off this notion that it will be action packed but Lyn and Uber don’t step in the ring together until the last 20 pages. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.


If you have something else you’d rather read, go forth and do so. They go to college for this. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Mostly the book follows her family’s life after her stepfather dies and how she watches it destroy her mother.

Girl in the Arena really interested me at first.

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

The way it reads, it feels like Haines is merely overlaying a short-term revival of Gladiator sports on top of our current world. The Crown of Embers.

I thought the ending was a cop-out and was too neatly wrapped out. So I did enjoy the book overall but just wanted more from it. A third sociocritical impulse deals with the power of the media and how a single powerful person can play the media. Honestly, I got lost within the pages of Girl in the Arena. Thad is pacing back and forth in front of his bedroom tye now.

Mar 25, Ari Reavis added it Shelves: I didn’t understand why that was necessary at all in the story.

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Where were the protestors, the people who opposed gladiatorial battles to the death? But I wanted more there.

An incident noted casually that shocked me, for instance, was the promise of free-parking for all spectators who left the arena within 20 minutes after a show: The same guy who killed her favorite step-dad she had seven. So Gaines is understandable.


I thought it was excellent start and then it just took a steep nose dive from there. August 17, Imprint: Haines is Writer in Residence at Emerson College.

Thoughts on “Girl in the Arena” by Lise Haines

I felt bad for the teens who thought Edward and Bella were the epitome of twu wuv –The ideal. She simply used a loophole! But don’t rush to get to it. There were endle Where to begin with this book? Jan 23, Lydia rated it did not like it Shelves: The book only goes down here from there. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Be the first to discover new talent! I mean it was physically difficult to tear my eyes away from gifl page.

Blah blah blah Dummy only gets properly motivated when her brother might be put into a home because she can be selfish and ggirl about everything except that. Girl in the Arena.