Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

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As a modern gladiator's daughter, Lyn and her family live by the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association. But those rules can turn against you. When Lyn's seventh father dies in the ring, his opponent, Uber, captures Lyn's dowry bracelet-and her hand in marriage. To win her freedom, Lyn will do what no girl has done before: enter the arena and fight her father's murderer-even though she's falling in love with him.
 

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Lise Haines is the Writer in Residence at Emerson College and served as the prestigious Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Agni, PostRoad, Crosscurrents, and other journals. Haines received her MFA from Bennington College and a Creative Writing degree from Syracuse University. She has been a finalist in the PEN Nelson Algren Awards and for the Paterson Fiction Prize.
 
Published August 17, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Sports & Outdoors, Cooking, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the national TV audience.

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Lyn had just happened to give her bracelet to Tommy before the match for good luck, and Uber picked it up in the arena.

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In front of hundreds of thousands of screaming fans, Uber slays Tommy and claims Lyn's dowry bracelet, the bracelet Lyn gave her dad for luck, the one no man is supposed to touch - except her husband.

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