The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Staff Review – Haley

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes By Suzanne Collins

This prequel to the Hunger Games Trilogy, Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes follows eighteen year old Coriolanus Snow in the dystopian world of Panam during the time of the 10th Hunger Games.

This book, unlike the trilogy, is not action driven but rather a philosophical look at the choices of morality, politics, and power the main characters make in regards to their world. While I can see why many thought it was a slow read, I very much enjoyed learning the history which created the Panam and President Snow I am familiar with as a fan of the Hunger Games books. Collins did a wonderful job of showing readers how society and the choices we are forced to make can ultimately shape who we can become as an individual.

4 Stars