Scarrow, Simon. Gladiator: Fight for Freedom. 272 pgs. Hyperion Book, 2012. $16.99. Language- PG, Mature Content- G, Violence- PG. This book is about a boy whose father was an old centurion who did a good deed for the king and saved the king’s life. In return, his father was able to get one free slave from the king’s army. He chose a woman and married her. They had a child named Marcus. Marcus helped his father fight off soldiers and was captured. How will Marcus escape and free his family? I liked this book because the main character was about my age and I felt like I was living his life. It was an easy read. There is a lot of action to keep you interested. EL. MS. ESSENTIAL. Student Reviewed: ML- age 13.