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Girl in the Arena Blog Tour–Day Three

It’s the third and last day of the blog tour for Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines, and I’m going to copy from My Own Little Corner of the World and post Lise Haines’s own article about how she came up with the idea for the book. I have to confess that the Gladiator world culture was the least organic element of the book. I really had trouble believing how mainstream it was. I can certainly envision young women being brainwashed into going to…

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Girl in the Arena–Interview with Lise Haines

As part of the tour for Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines, I’m very excited to present this interview with her! Thank you so much for your time–loved the book! Thank you. It’s a pleasure to talk with you, Annie! I started tuning in this summer to the sisterhood of YA bloggers. It’s an amazing network. Your background prior to Girl in the Arena is poetry and so-called “literary” fiction. How did you end up writing a novel with a strong genre sense geared…

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Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

Synopsis: After the death of her mother’s seventh husband in the gladiatorial arena, a teenage girl finds herself betrothed to his killer–unless she can fight her way out of it. Review: When I first picked up Girl in the Arena, I was expecting some kind of Hunger Games ripoff. That’s not a bad thing, per se–I love those kinds of books. But my expectations weren’t that high, and so I was more than pleasantly surprised when I discovered how original, complex, and downright literary Girl…

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