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Lise Haines is Writer in Residence at Emerson College, has held a Briggs-Copeland lectureship at Harvard, and was a finalist for the PEN Nelson Algren Award and the Paterson Fiction Prize. She is the author of two adult novels, In My Sister's Country and Small Acts of Sex and Electricity, as well as many essays and short stories. Girl in the Arena is her first work for young adults. She lives in the Boston area.
This book has a great premises. The idea is amazing, the writing...not so much. i feel like this was more the authors notes on a book not her final copy. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mom of 5
I just need more... The ending left a lot to be desired. pretty good otherwise. Very dramaticPublished 1 month ago by Michelle Carrell
I actually had read this book once before. I remembered it differently than this time around but it was still good. It's an easy read but nothing amazing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Eryn
I really liked this book. Although the description wasn't really for the whole book but for the last chapter of the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sarah
I loved this book. This novel has stuck with me nearly four years after I have read it and I haven't forgotten it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
The book started out strong with great characters and imaginative potential. Unfortunately the ending felt rushed and flat. It could have been better.Published 15 months ago by Desiree
I suggest that no one EVER read this book. It was the worst book I have ever had the misfortune of coming across.Published 15 months ago by CC
I really enjoyed reading this book. As has been said in other reviews, it is not your typical gladiator book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by tinkyellow