The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

eBook - 2020
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Untitled Panem Novel will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games , starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.
Publisher: Scholastic Press,, 2020.
ISBN: 9781338635188
1338635182
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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JCLBeckyC May 27, 2020

Collins' superb plotting and pacing, her nods to literary allusion, and the fascinating way she addresses complex, philosophical themes, all while juggling protagonist Coriolanus Snow's moral ambivalence, makes this a worthy prequel to the amazing Hunger Games trilogy. Watch out. Just when you st... Read More »


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JCLBeckyC May 27, 2020

Collins' superb plotting and pacing, her nods to literary allusion, and the fascinating way she addresses complex, philosophical themes, all while juggling protagonist Coriolanus Snow's moral ambivalence, makes this a worthy prequel to the amazing Hunger Games trilogy. Watch out. Just when you start to sympathize with Snow, ugh. This one makes you think. Hard. Hand this over to book discussion groups hungry to revel in a meaty discussion about the nature of humanity.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin May 26, 2020

I enjoyed returning to Panem and learning more about the origins of the Hunger Games. However, even though I wanted to let the author convince me that Snow was a sympathetic character, she never really sold me on that.

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jepompilio
May 25, 2020

I just finished it! It was an entertaining fast-paced summer read. I think the author portrayed Snow as a multi-faceted yet simple (in that he is just at his core a selfish controlling person) character, providing backstory that explains some aspects of his character in the original Hunger Games trilogy (like why he loves roses). The novel also reveals how some aspects of the Hunger Games themselves evolved (betting, tribute gifts, etc.). Although I never really sympathized with Snow, I never outright hated him like I usually hate villainous main characters. I am disappointed by the ending, since there is a big unresolved issue involving a pivotal character, but that just makes me wonder if a sequel is in the works? Overall, an enjoyable backstory read for fans of the Hunger Games.

LoganLib_Kirra May 24, 2020

A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes takes place during the 10th annual Hunger Games featuring a young Coriolanus Snow, future president of Panem. In the trilogy, I admired Coriolanus’ direct approach to leadership, his truthfulness to Katniss, and his wicked ways. In this book though, I didn’t really care for him or any of the other characters. I’m still glad we have more from this world because I wanted more backstory and I hope this can open up more books about other characters in this world or other important moments throughout the Hunger Games storyline such a Haymitch's time in the games.

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Be_Yourself_1234
Mar 10, 2020

I can't believe their making another book of Hunger Games. Can't wait for this one.
I never read the books but the movies were good I first thought it was scary because
I was 12 but than I watched it again than I thought it was still scary( just joking ) it was fine when I watched it again. It was a good production and film.
So thumbs up👍 for it.

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