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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It would have to contain more than just hhaines classics, that I was sure, but was there any contemporary YA literature that was worthwhile? After all, that’s what I want for myself and it’s what I want for my girls. This was not what I expected.
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Also, the constant pop culture references Skype, Scarlet Johansson, etc combined with the gladiator fighting didn’t make me think of Girl in the Arena as probable. It felt more immersive for me. She wants to be more. 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.
This book, Girl in the Arena, is, in some ways, among the best of the best. Part of the reason why grammar nerds get so upset is that a message is clearer when it follows simple grammatical rules. That does seem odd enough to be true. All of that said, this book is riddled with flaws. The whole glad culture had a religious feel to it with all its laws and rules that have to be obeyed or you will be shunned by society.
Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family. 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. This works well for me, it felt more like a conversation we were having together instead of a book.
Or should she, too, fight? You didn’t find out about the world through a gradual exploration. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lyn’s life is ruled by bylaws put forth by the Gladiator Sports Association. Defy Defy, Book 1.
The subtitle of this book which only shows up on the title page of the book itself is “A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and Peril. Later a reporter discovers the bracelet is her dowry bracelet and Dummy gets upset again.
But we didn’t have any witnesses and I said goodnight and flagged down a taxi. Girl in the Arena. Every now and then in the Young Adult genre we have a break out success that spawns one hundred This view will contain spoilers.
I do know that I picked it up because it came highly recommended by my good friend Angie.
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
lide But don’t rush to get to it. However, I simply could not buy into the Gladiator “Glad” culture and its inherent lack of respect for life. Mar 25, Ari Reavis added it Shelves: So this one guy I forget his name picks up Lyn’s the protagonist’s bracelet during a fight to the death with her latest step-dad.
The Glad- games are kind of like the Ultimate Fighting Championships that take place, xrena these fights either end in severe mutilation or even death. First of all, this story is not a dystopian novel as I been led to believe when I picked it up.
The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
If I had a random bracelet that would cause me to be engaged to a guy if he touched it, you bet your butt I’d lock that thing up in a freaking bank vault. March to May Save yourself some money.
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. However, I ended up being considerably disappointed in the lack of development throughout the plotline and the confusion regarding several of the main characters as well as the back-and-forth philosophical point in the feminist perspective of the story.
And I also didn’t get hainees they had things like You Tube still, but also virtual living machines that can create a functioning virtual being.
birl It’s simply a culture of its own, separate and unique from others and only those who are “born in,” as Lyn would say, can fully understand what it’s like and what it means. First and foremost, structurally the book is subpar.
We appreciate your feedback. Even if it means going into the arena herself. For luck, she lends him her dowry bracelet. Lyn is a pacifist—she thinks. When she meets Uber, the Gladiator who gifl her father in battle, she hates him for what he’s done but then as the two become increasingly closer, Lyn becomes comfortable with him and starts experiencing feelings for him because she finds out he honestly regrets having to fight her father Girl in arrna Arena by Lise Haines. The book doesn’t explain that.