Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Girl in the Arena~ Tour

Notes and Quotes:

"weapons were modified so no one would get seriously injured, but it's possible this concept put him [the creator of GLAD sport] in league with the scientists who worked on atomic energy and didn't foresee Hiroshima, Mon Amour."

"Eventually Glad sport, though not always a fight to the death, certainly offered this possibility."

-Lise doesn't use quotation marks, she uses new paragraphs and dashes... its hard to read at first... I think it feels more like I'm reading, and less like I'm living it.

-Although Lyn is the daughter of a gladiator, and stepdaughter of six others, she has decided she wants to be a pacifist...

-upon my reread, I realized how much foreshadowing there is...

haha, I just have to share this quote "cleaning up soap is not an easy task because it keeps trying to clan the thing you're trying to clean. "

-Lyn's mom, Alice, expects her to go to Gladiator Wives College and marry a Gladiator, but Lyn doesn't want to do this...

-Lyn seems to be as much of a mother figure as Alice. Alice is losing it, and Lyn has to take more responsibility. Lyn seems to take care of everyone because Alice can't handle it any more.

-Lyn's favorite father is Tommy, her current one. He takes an interest, tries to befriend her, acts most like a father than any of the others.

-I think its kinda weird that Thad's medication gives him the ability to 'prophecy'...

-By the end of the third chapter Lyn talks a lot about ritual. She goes through her life and everything is how it normally is, everything that has happened is normal, expected. She can, at this point, predict what will happen next. It wont last long...

-Lise has a wonderful way of describing things perfectly "He's [Thad's] fast asleep, bathed in anime colors streaming from the silenced TV."

-I don't like how the cover is so inaccurate. If there is a picture on the cover, I expect to see that somewhere in the book... The hair is wrong, and so is the outfit...

Here is part of the review provided on the back of the book:

"Lyn is a neo-gladiator's daughter through and through. Her mother has mad 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: "Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator, Remind him constantly of his victories." and most importantly: "Never leave the stadium when your father is dying." The rules help the family survive, but rules- and the GSA- can also work against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn's seventh father, she also captures Lyn's dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him. To win her freedom, Lyn will enter the arena to face her father's murderer in mortal combat. And she'll do it even though she may be falling for him..."

Other bloggers on this tour:

Abby the Librarian, A Patchwork of Books, All About Children’s Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, Homeschool Book Buzz,, Maw Books Blog, My Own Little Corner of the World, Reading is My Superpower, Through a Child’s Eyes

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