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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

Suzanne Collins


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5 out 5

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes 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.


The book was an interesting addition for those that enjoy the original Hunger Games trilogy. Being a prequel, it is also suited to readers unfamiliar with the series. I enjoyed the plot of the story as it focused on the Games but also the characters that we had come to know and dislike in the other novels. At points it makes for very uncomfortable reading and forces us to look at humanity in a critical way. Although a dystopian novel, many of the characteristics of our current society are reflected in the writing. I would recommend this to confident readers who aren't afraid of a 'difficult to swallow' scene!

jmesser 24.09.2020

Gripping storyline and really enjoyed seeing this world from a different point of view. I couldn’t quite believe the author was able to make me empathise with Coriolanus Snow!

Sarah_Sharp 18.08.2020

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