Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Lise Haines is Writer in Residence at Emerson College, has held a Briggs-Copeland lectureship at Harvard, and was a . 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.

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This was to let us hainrs that she was still regal and attractive, but all it served to do was take me completely out of the ‘story’ because I can’t call it that without some sort of irony and thrust me into memories of a much more compelling film. This one was a big disappointment for me, since I was expecting–well, a girl gladiator.

An eight-year-old with mental disabilities, Thad is also an oracle. Thad is pacing back and forth in front of his bedroom window now. Lyn trains for the fight only for a couple of months.

The beginning of this book started out with a lot of promise with the sudden death of her father in a brutal way, her despair, and how one simple gesture now comes around to bite her in the ass. The main character works in a freaking fast food place, Haines really strained her creativity there. Their loyalty is helping my family through this loss. Or should I say, the idea of the plot. I just couldn’t buy people were frolicking around making movies I liked and books Hainess read and all this Gladiator crap was wedged in.


But when Uber stands over Tommy’s body and scoops up the bracelet her stepfather wore for good luck, Lyn’s world unexpectedly fragments into more pieces than she can piece together again. This book assumes I know exactly what’s going on in the protagonists world.

The very first areena to come to my mind after I originally read the synopsis for Girl in the Arena was ‘Wow, I thought I had marriage issues! So the main character gives her father, her seventh father sixth stepher dowry bracelet to wear for luck.

You’re not missing much. See what I mean?

Girl in the Arena

There is no mentio This one was a big disappointment for me, since I was expecting–well, a girl gladiator. It’s literally just, He picked up my bracelet and now we’re betrothed. Supposedly this was all happening now on an alternate sort of time-line, but all the merging did was annoy me. However, I ended up being considerably disappointed in the lack of development throughout the plotline and the confusion regarding several of the main characters as well as the back-and-forth philosophical point in the feminist perspective of the story.

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I kept reading, even though it was so confusing and stupid and badly executed right from the beginning, because I was hoping it would get better. Way I want to give Girl in the Arena four–possibly even five–stars, because it has something few other books I’ve had the pleasure of reading has. Therefore, I will stick to the biggest complaint: I discovered a little group of disillusioned Twilight fans and together we ripped Breaking Dawn to shreds. She is a girl of 17 or a little more, going up against the very muscular gladiator who killed her stepfather, one of the best.

The Girl in the Arena

Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Aeena Sports Association are second nature to their family. They’re also taking all their personal possessions! He can look at anyone on the street and predict their future, when he wants to, and he makes enigmatic pronouncements at random, which Lyn is only just coming to understand are somehow real.

I feel guilty for comparing it to the Hunger Gamesbut inevitably, comparisons will be drawn.

But see, I don’t.