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Anni the Bookprincess: Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes


It has been several challenging years for the Snow family, during and after the war. It has been ten years since the rebels were defeated and the Hunger Games were created. And this year, for the 10th annual Hunger Games, the game masters decided to have mentors for each tribute, and 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow has the honor of being a mentor for one of the 24 tributes picked in this year's reaping. Still, soon he is filled with dread and embarrassment because when his name is called, it is for the district 12 girl tribute, "how could he have been given District 12, let alone the girl tribute? It was an embarrassment. To think that the once mighty Snows would be snubbed in such a way,"   However, once Coriolanus sees the girl tribute Lucy Gray Baird, he and everyone else soon finds that there is so much more to Lucy Gray Baird than just a pretty face.


What to expect,

suggested ages 14+ 

  psychological abuse, violence ( it is a Hunger Games Novel), kids trying to kill each other, and mention of torture.


The Balled of Songbirds and Snakes takes its readers back in time right after the war and the hunger games are just starting out. This book will give you a peek into the young mind of President Snow before he was the president of Panem. It is an Intriguing read. You will not know whose side you are on until the end. You can find the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes at our Collins Library in book form or as an audio book. Happy reading.