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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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The Girl in the Arena

The only one I felt sympathy for was her computer copy!!! It made me think about adoptive relationships. It actually occurs in the present day time and most of the same historical events that have taken place in the current society today have taken place in the novel but some of the historical time periods have been altered to allow for the rising and structuralization of the GSA, or the Gladiator Sports Association.

jaines And Thad’s eerie, erratic predictions don’t bode well for Tommy surviving his next episode in the arena. The time-line of the story was weird and it made these pop-culture references seem totally out of place. Also, the character’s thoughts are written all italics, perfectly normal, and in lowercase. The only part of this story I truthfully enjoyed was the existance of the feminist beliefs that some of the characters in the story took up.


However, I simply could not buy into the Gladiator “Glad” culture and its inherent lack llse respect for life.

Up in the house, Thad pleads with me to come inside. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She wasn’t a Mary Sue, yet she wasn’t a stereotypical bad-ass robot.

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. Nov 04, jesse rated it liked it Shelves: That’s what arean claims hianes on the back summary, but that’s not how it happens.

And for some reason that I’m not going to even begin to rationalize, she acts civil towards her step-dad’s murderer. In a book about neo-gladiators and their families, it would be so easy to have flat stereotypes running around, but not here!

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The beginning of this book started out with a lot of promise with the sudden death of her father in a brutal way, her despair, and how one simple gesture now comes around to bite her in the ass. Their loyalty is helping my family through this loss.


Oct 15, Thomas rated it yhe it Shelves: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. 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?

If you peel away the alterations, you basically find the Thee in the Arena is a science fiction novel. It’s very clearly foreshadowed he’s going to die.

Mal zu heiraten oder eine Beziehung einzugehen. Please email webmaster gorl. And broke my heart. She goes to school, hangs out with her best friend Mark, and helps take care of her little brother, Thad.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. And you know what? Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell.

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

September Summer Summary: Ihre Handlungsweise ist gerade zum Ende hin hanes nicht wirklich logisch. Next, and this one is directly for the author. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Dec 20, Krystle rated it it was ok. It wasn’t even mentioned which of the gladiator dads was her brother’s father.