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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Part of the reason why grammar nerds get so upset is that a message is clearer when it follows simple grammatical rules. Lyn is the daughter of a Gladiator and as such is expected to become a Glad- wife.

And you know what? And that’s not explained, either. And I couldn’t wrap my mind around Americans in embracing murder. Why would millions of arenw watch two guys hacking away at each other and one eventually being murdered and be okay with it?

The back and forth of her swaying emotions could be due to the fact that she suffers MUCH loss in the book and is trapped in a society she longs to get out of, however even with its pace and build up nothing ever happens and by the end which is so abrupt your left cheated. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I wanted it to be something my girls could enjoy, so of course it needed a killer YA selection.

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What if they start wishing to be just like Bella?

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In retrospect, I think it’s a good choice as that particular inaccuracy should be part of the reading experience and not ruined by the cover art. In a dystopian future, blood sport streams live on global TV. Glaring ones that made me want to give up on this book early on. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. A comment about the cover: So, I don’t usually like dystopian novels but Girl in the Arena was a really good one. Im, the trick she’s trying to use a computational copy of herself to actually fight for her seems like an easy way out of this story.

I cannot really understand, why she iin to fight with him instead for her freedom, because 1. I have really conflicted feelings about this book. It was an engaging read, but not completely engrossing. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him Showing of reviews. But we didn’t have any witnesses and I said goodnight and flagged down a taxi.

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Haines’ idea of gladatorial combat to the death aired on live tv seemed like a fascinating combination of reality tv and our society’s love affair with violence. Then, of course, there is the token sardonic teenage girl. Write a customer review.

Then I’ll be out of here, released into our home, into Allison’s mind, my brother’s predictions. It’s very clearly foreshadowed he’s going to die. I can’t even remember when I bought my paperback copy of Girl in the Arena.

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We only get her impressions of things, her feelings of those things.

She has created a different world that the reader identifies with, enabling easy acceptance of cultural phenomenon that doesn’t happen in our world–but it’s phenomenon that could occur without any modifications to how arenw world currently operates. I can’t be bothered to filter through these things and carefully camoflouge facts from you. Set up a giveaway.

Girl in the Arena: Lise Haines: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

One of the main problems is the guy I forgot his name, yipes can’t be taken seriously. I was never sold on the Gladiator culture, why they all did what they did. I don’t know about you, but I really can’t picture a “fight to the death” in the current world we live in.

I’m just marking this off so I can giirl the title of possibly the worst gladiator YA novels ever. Where were the protestors, the people who opposed gladiatorial battles to the death?

It is so bad it makes me want to throw up a little bit. So I ran to the internet–to GoodReads, as it turns out–and sought out others who felt the way I did.