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What is this book about?
In an alternate modern world, the gladiator sport has once again become very popular, this time in the USA. When Lyn watches her 7th gladiator father die in the arena , she wants to get back at his killer. However, a Glad culture law dictates that Lyn must marry her father's killer. This is the story of Lyn's objection to the law, and how she rises to attempt to defeat it.
What do you like/dislike about it?
? Although I originally thought this book would be full of superficial thrills, it proved to be more. Girl in the Arena provided a thought-provoking look at our cultrue's obbsession with violence, and where it might lead us.
Who would enjoy reading it?
Teens who enjoy semi-realistic fiction and can handle mature topics would like this book.
Review written by: Emma, age 15. "