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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Jul 20, Nadine rated it it was ok Shelves: It would have to contain more than just the classics, that I was sure, but was there any contemporary YA literature that was worthwhile? And Thad’s eerie, erratic predictions don’t bode well for Tommy surviving his next episode in the arena. What I liked most was the plot. 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.

View all 5 comments. I can’t even remember when I bought my paperback copy of Girl in the Arena.

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I thought this book was set in an alternative now. Originally posted at Chachic’s Book Nook. Instead, it took me out of the story even more. Ihre Handlungsweise ist gerade zum Ende hin auch nicht wirklich logisch.

Only the marriage can protect her emotionally unstable mother and cognitively disabled baby brother. I felt bewildered and frustrated by Lyn’s character throughout the entire book. Well, you’re shit out of luck here. I mean a book about gladiators!!

I thought this would be my cup of tea Uber wird extrem positiv dargestellt, von Anfang an ist klar, dass er ein herzensguter Mensch ist. Girl in the Arena is her first work for young adults. She wasn’t a Mary Sue, yet she wasn’t a stereotypical bad-ass robot. I understand her because, in a way, Lse was her.


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Gladiator fighting in an urban setting? She’s compared to Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta. It was one long information dump, quite similar to a dump a person might take after bad Mexican food. At one point a character has to shave her head.

I love books that stand up for these kinds of ideals and that was literally one of the only reasons I didn’t give this book 2 stars instead of 3. Feb 03, Deb rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Please email webmaster fantasticfiction.

The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

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. So this one guy I forget his name picks up Lyn’s the protagonist’s bracelet during glrl fight to the death with her latest step-dad. The background and lurking presence of her father and his personality, I thought, was well done and the different ways the mother and the daughter dealt with their grief.

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.

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

She takes her responsibilities and her heritage beyond seriously, yet she is true to herself and ij growing understanding of the horrors of the society she has grown up in. She also constantly informs the reader she is a pacifist, partly due to having been raised by gladiators.


But things are not as close to home as they seem at first. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. And that, my fellow GoodReaders, is when I started reading everything YA in pursuit of awesome books with really great protagonists. Upon the death of her stepfather, Lyn has the choice to either marry the man that murdered him or fight him herself.

Here’s an excerpt from Lyn’s post-date kiss narration: It’s hard to enjoy a book when you simply can’t buy into the premise. There is no mention I can recall of women’s liberation; women hold down jobs in the book, but the gladiators’ wives association seems like a 50’s women’s club, taught to remind their men of where they put un swords, and how to present themselves when their man has been killed in the arena.

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It is this event that puts the title notion into play: View all 6 comments. Also, the cover is very misleading. View all 16 comments. She simply used a loophole!