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Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Suzanne Collins’ newest novel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, is the prequel to her widely-popular Hunger Games trilogy. The story centers around a young President Coriolanus Snow who, 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, is struggling in his post-war poverty to stay afloat. When he is chosen as a mentor for the tenth Hunger Games, Coriolanus is given the chance of a lifetime to bring glory back to the house of Snow. But as emotions collide with ambitions, Coriolanus is asked to face and define the true nature of humanity. President Snow’s story in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes sheds light on the question that has troubled readers—and parents—since the release of the fir

 
 

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