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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I think it would appeal to a wide range of readers, and I have already passed it on or recommended it to many of my friends. All I have to do is come up with something that rings with warmth, something that conveys hope to a million girls about the life of ths GSA wife. It reminded me at times of Robin McKinley ‘s Sunshine.
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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. Rather than give in to these demands, she proposes an alternative: It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t wonderful either.
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Return to Book Page. Girl in the Arena is a science fiction novel. I loved the few scenes that they had together but didn’t feel like there was enough of them. Yes, all very interesting.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But then, about half-way through the book, I realized I kinda liked it. If it was a differe I can’t say I liked this book. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him Especially after scenes where she and her BFF Mark create a simulated “Lyn” to run off a LifeMachine a popular electronic used to have virtual famous people or relatives walking around your living room.
You can have a perfectly normal job, there’s no pain of death motivation here.
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I just couldn’t buy people were frolicking around making movies I liked and books I’ve read and all this Gladiator crap was wedged in.
She is a girl of 17 or a little more, going up against the very muscular gladiator who killed her stepfather, one of the thr.
Very disappointed that this is what I choose for our book club this month. 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. I could not hained by disbelief for the setting.
One of the main problems is the guy I forgot his name, yipes can’t be taken seriously. That’s ridiculous and stupid. So stupid, the lot of them, I thought to myself.
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.
Why would millions of people watch two guys hacking away at each other and one eventually being murdered and be okay with it? The book only goes down here from there.
I think this is misleading on the marketer’s part. Truthfully, I’m a little supernatural creatured out just about now and so this dystopian, neo-gladiator, fight to the death novel seemed made to order. Sep 10, Lucy rated it did not like it Shelves: I freaking loved this book and it has instantly earned a spot on my Best Books of list.
Also, the character’s thoughts are written all italics, perfectly normal, and in lowercase. Mar 25, Ari Reavis added it Shelves: And I realize that I’m right there, at the end of a perfect media moment. In fact, there is very little plot to the story and it all builds up to an epic fight that turns out to be not so epic.
It is so bad it makes me want to throw up a little bit.
Lyn isn’t a bad character, I just couldn’t stay connected to the story. It would have to contain more than just the classics, that I was sure, but was there any contemporary YA literature that was worthwhile? View all 10 comments. There is no mention I can recall of women’s liberation; women hold down jobs in the book, but haies gladiators’ wives association seems like a 50’s women’s club, taught to remind their men of where they put their swords, and how to present themselves when their man has been killed in the arena.
It’s strange how I like the supporting characters more than Lyn – I just did not see her doing enough to take charge of her mother, to defy the GSA.
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Clearly I was being crazy, but can you blame me? Even the unusual use of hyphens for direct speech added to the quiet melody of the enfolding drama. It doesn’t seem like the sort of thing you send off into a crowded arena or really ever take out of a safety deposit box.