Teen Book Review: Girl in the Arena

girl1.jpg Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Review by Mikayla, Cloverdale, 11th grade
Girl in the Arena is an amazing story about a young teen named Lynie.  Lynie is the daughter of seven Glads (Gladiators).  When Lynie’s 7th father, Tommy, steps into the arena to fight the biggest fight of his life Lynie gives him her dowry bracelet as a token of good luck.  But when Tommy is slain his opponent Uber takes the bracelet for himself.  Thus, by law, requiring Lynie to marry him.  In an effort to maintain her freedom Lynie steps into the arena…

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