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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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Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

While the book by Suzanne Collins focuses about Katniss actually being in the arena, Girl in the Arena offers a more introspective view into how war and bloodshed affect the people outside of the action.

She doesn’t even decide to train to be a gladiator until half way through the book and doesn’t make it into the stadium until the last fifteen pages. We’re about to experience a plot hole because the author wants the guy to be lovable but at the same time she needs to propel the story ever forward.

This from a tall male reporter with chopped blond hair. I wanted to see her really fight and stand up for her beliefs in a passionate manner but this allowed her an easy out and was disconcerting to say the least. The family problems and how Lyn dealt with them, hsines tender relationship to hxines brother, her slow personal growth, her strength and also her surprise, when she recognized she liked her enemy in a way, were well done in my opinion. View all 10 comments.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Girl in the Arena is full of surprising twists and turns, an original setting intriguing with its variances between the future, past, and presentand characters featuring more than one shocking entrance.

Under the Never Sky. Ihre Handlungsweise ist gerade zum Ende hin auch nicht wirklich logisch. I was expecting some cheap Hunger Games rip-off, but it wasn’t like that at all. You’re out on the street neekid. Now, she and virl family live in a beautiful house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, which is constantly swarmed by the paparazzi, and people on the street treat her like a celebrity.


That hooked me for sure! I didn’t understand why that was necessary hainds all in the story.

Lyn doesn’t want to be a Glad-wife like her mother, Allison, but at t The very first thing to come to my mind after I ahines read the synopsis for Girl in the Arena was ‘Wow, I thought I had marriage issues! Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. One moment, she’s over-emotional and upset about something, and the next she acts cold and detached from emotion.

They’re home doesn’t seem to be anything too impressive, nor are their lifestyles lavish. bh

Lyn has been raised as a gladiator’s daughter–her mother actually married seven of them, glrl first six having been killed in the ring. Lyn has had some training in the past, but it’s been sporadic, and Haines gurl seem to realize that ANY athletic excellence has to be maintained by hard, constant work. I found the neo-Gladiator culture and history interesting – like how it on started and why it has such a strong following.

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. He even supports Lyn’s growing interest in nonviolence and listens to her read from the book she is writing–A History of the Gladiator Sports Association. And no, it’s not because of some convoluted love story although, yeah, there is gorl beginnings of a love story but that isn’t a major element of the book.

I don’t even think that’s really been done before in the young adult genre According to the rules, Lyn must then marry him.

The Girl in the Arena

I feel guilty for comparing it to the Hunger Gamesbut inevitably, comparisons will be drawn. Maybe, from time to time, I still am her.

There is this huge Gladiator culture that people love and live. This drove me insane to begin with, and I was frustrated with the author. She grew up in Chicago, lived in Southern California for many years, and now resides in the Haine area.

Completely and firmly incapable of spouting crap to the media, to her family, or to herself. But we didn’t hzines any witnesses and I said goodnight and flagged down a taxi. And while it may be no surprise that Lyn comes across as a strong young woman kn will go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being backed into someone else’s corner, the amazing thing for me is how many other characters I truly cared about.


Thoughts on “Girl in the Arena” by Lise Haines

Then she’s also between two guys the entire time. The seventh and current husband, Tommy G. The Assassin and the Empire. The author was patiently advised by her teen daughter: Honestly, I got lost within the pages of Girl in the Arena. All this fame comes with another price–Lyn’s family lives with the constant presence of violence, uncertainty, and a strict cultural code set by the Gladiator Sports Association.

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. When I first read the synopsis for the book I thought it sounded amazing; and though it had its moments there was also a lot of things that could have been improved.

She simply used a loophole! Jan 13, Rebekah rated it did not like it Shelves: You can put whatever fantastical, crazy things in a book, but what makes a book GOOD is when it makes the reader believe that it’s possible.

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Defy Defy, Book 1. Just speaks to me, I guess; feels true. The victor of the match also happens to pick up Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which she had given her father for luck; by GLAD law, any man beside a father who touches a gladiator daughter’s dowry bracelet must marry her. It reminded me at times of Robin McKinley ‘s Sunshine.