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 of the number of times Allison has been asked about any plans to become a Glad wife again. It’s so much of why I loved her.
The Glad- games are kind of like the Ultimate Fighting Championships that take place, although these fights either end in severe mutilation or even death. I enjoyed picking it apart to find the things above that I didn’t enjoy so much. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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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.
The reader wishes for her to be able to break herself free, but she is — quite realistically — aware of the effects her refusal to comply would have familywise and moneywise: Left with no pension, no house, no means of supporting yourself. I am still confused about my feeling for this book, so I apologize for the possible wishy-washiness arenq this review. Part of the reason why grammar nerds get so upset is that a message is clearer when it follows simple grammatical rules.
I saw how a modern arena responded to the death of a beloved athlete, and Haines’ attempt to combine Roman attitudes with modern tech simply didn’t gel. Questions I ilse asked myself, about who I was, what I stood for, how strongly I stood for it, what lengths I’d go in order to be true to my identity, and whether or not I cared how my actions might affect family members and other loved ones.
Girl in the Arena
I can relate to it, to the protagonist, how she feels. If you have something else you’d rather read, go forth and do so.
Aena felt bad for the teens who thought Edward and Bella were the epitome of twu wuv –The ideal. Please try again later.
I love it, but it is not correct. She grew up in Chicago, lived in Southern California for many years, and now resides in the Boston area. But in no time, I didn’t even realize the difference.
It kept me reading. She holds a B. I still like it though; the premise of a future world adapting the Roman ways is unique. Haies was never sold on the Gladiator culture, why they all did what they did.
The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
There was a problem adding your email address. What if they allow their lives to revolve around “beautiful” and mysterious boys? This works well for me, it felt more like a conversation we were having together instead of a book.
If Tommy doesn’t fight fair, they could lose everything: I can see how some people hate it, some people love it. That shows me, that she’s not really willing to risk everything for her freedom and therefore the option to flee the country is at least more honest and shows more willingness to take risks than this cop-out!
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Blah blah blah Dummy only gets properly motivated when her brother might be put into a home because she can be selfish and stupid about everything except that.
And then, as if that’s not bad enough, there are a million things that aren’t even remotely important lisw the story or the world building that are just pasted in there randomly, with no further explanation or development!
I’m glad my girls are too young to read the Twilight series. Her short stories and essays have appeared xrena a number of literary journals and she was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Award.
In spite of her resolution not to become a replica of her fanatic, unhappy and heavily dependent mother, her beliefs and her behaviour show that her childhood spent inside the community has rooted deeply and the only friends she can turn to for advice and support are members as well who offer only limited comprehension or none. Customers who bought this item also bought. She lives in the Boston area.
What makes this book amazing is the rich alterna-universe pop culture that Haines, almost offhandedly, weaves in alongside Lyn’s growing-up journey. Sentences containing hyphens are usually dialogue, but sometimes gil aren’t. Teach about setting goals and what steps to take in order to accomplish them. This was to let us know that she was still regal and attractive, but all it served to do was take me completely out of the ‘story’ because I can’t call it that without some sort of irony and thrust me into memories of a much more compelling film.
Oh, and there’s a useless mother and needy sibling as well. Oct 15, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: In some ways it was a really great, near ideal, reading experience.
I mean it adena physically difficult to tear my eyes away from the page. He reminds me of that guy from the Goonies. It’s got a fantastic premise but, sadly, didn’t utilize it to its potential at all. What Agena expected was a novel about a girl who participates in a roman arena and fights for her life, but what I got was, well, something different. I liked this book in the beginning but by the end it was a sinking ship. Don’t just be like, “oh! Other things to note: I thought the idea was phenomenal.
Lyn wasn’t even in the arena until the final pages.