Monday, August 16, 2004

Arena by Karen Hancock

I read the book ARENA by Karen Hancock about a girl who must decide who to put her courage in. Choices are all around her and will change her life forever.
Callie Hayes is in a dead-end job feeding rats and going to experimental money offers with her best friend, Meg Riley. This time a supposed obstacle course leads them to a new world where she meets the love of her life, defeats her fears - not only of heights - and fights the opposing Evil whie her faith is tested with her link of Elhanu.

I enjoyed the climax and rising action of Cassie and Pierce wondering, "Will they make it?" over and over again. The setting of this story in this new world was an excellent representation of distraction of what we got through that keeps questioning what we believe in. Zach B.

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