Girl in the Arena. You can expect my review tomorrow.
But I thought I'd spend today focusing on the cover and on Lyn, the teenaged protagonist who has grown-up in a neo-gladiator subculture in the United States.
First off, the book cover. I dislikes it. I don't think it properly represents the book. Lyn only spends a small percentage of the book in the role of a gladiator. Plus, the hair of the pictured model is nothing like the hair style (which has some significance throughout the plot) Lyn has for most of the book. It's just not a cover that'd make me go "Ooh, I wants to read me that!" Not that I'm big on the cover-judging. What are your thoughts?
As a character, Lyn faces some difficult decisions throughout Girl in the Arena. So, I thought I'd present you, my few but dear readers, with some of her choices in a brief poll of Would You Rather. Just to get you thinking about some of the difficult choices Lyn faces.
Learn more about Girl in the Arena and Lise Haines (who you can follow on Twitter) from the other book bloggers on tour:
The 160 Acre Woods, A Patchwork of Books, All About Children’s Books, Becky’s Book Reviews, Fireside Musings, Homeschool Book Buzz, KidzBookBuzz.com, Maw Books Blog, My Own Little Corner of the World, Reading is My Superpower, The Hungry Readers
P.S. I was given a free copy of this book through Bloomsbury USA along with the other tour members.