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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The Gladiator world is very black and white–you either follow the arbitrary and oft-changed rules of being a Gladiator or the wife, son, daughter of one or you’re dishonored. The most annoying thing of all was that instead of jn marks when people speak, it’s dashes. She wants to be more.

Girl in the Arena

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Lise Haines is not an author whose writing style I enjoy. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Remind him constantly of his victories. The book only goes down here from there. Maybe in Earth but not now.

Btw, there’s a rule that I have to marry the guy who gets my bracelet! Specifically, having to marry the killer of her father. It felt more immersive for me. I loved the few scenes that they had together but didn’t feel like there was enough of them. Despite obvious comparisons, this is a far less sympathetic or believable world than that of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire I love it, but it is not correct.


Girl in the Arena: Lise Haines: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

Yeah, sorry, it’s not working for me! Lyn’s father is the top player in the league, and the paparazzi that have always swarmed him have started to dog Lyn’s every move.

Gosh, I was so amped up for this book and then it lose came crashing down like twenty huge elephants stomping on my brain.

Even the unusual use of hyphens for direct speech added to the quiet melody arenz the enfolding drama. How he’s a major hulking piece of man with giant muscles and can rip you apart no problem but in actuality is a sweet, fluffy guy who’s just a tad looney or not possessing the biggest amount of smarts a bit slow.

And how is it even realistic or possible?

Dec 20, Krystle rated it it was ok. Arrna leave the stadium when your father is dying. And that is the whole basis of this plot.

I can’t even remember when I bought my paperback copy of Girl in the Arena. At first it was because I thought it was a rip-off. And she’s supposedly a pacifist, but as soon as things don’t go her way she throws that out the window and starts training to kill her fiancee?



It kept me reading. But this is not a book about a female gladiator. I spent the entire time feeling like this kind of ultra-violent, death-as-entertainment society could be just around the corner, that today’s reality shows are one step away from the bizarre rituals Lyn is privy to. Hardcoverpages.

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I didn’t understand why that was necessary at all in aarena story. Learn more about Thhe Prime. Dummy never considered this possibility, even though if any man except her father ever touches it she’ll have to marry him. She refuses to perpetuate the system that has entrapped her mother and held their lives hostage for so many years. Write a customer review. Feb 03, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Girl in the Arena 1 3 May 15,