And if you're going to turn to the dark side so quickly and unrealistically for the sake of canon, at least give us a dramatic showdown for entertainment! I've been avoiding all theories and predictions until I did my reread of THG. Most of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes revolves around the Capitol's efforts to make the annual event more exciting for the citizens of Panem, who have become turned off by the yearly bloodbath.

Summary. The ending was so so fast. I also feel like it left a lot of stuff unanswered fI agree that snow seemed to be on the back burner and it was written from his point of view even.

:( [ That being said, as the book stands, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes could easily be developed into multiple films. It would have been much better and compelling told from Lucy’s perspective.a lot of people are not going to like this book. I lI agree with everything you said. So I've been thinking about the meaning behind the title.

The fourth occurs in the Catching Fire arena, after Finnick asks what a canary is. 1.5 stars it is, but there is no way I am rounding this up.The underlying issue I see with the book is that at heart Coriolinus - whether a student or president, is a narcissist. the epilogue too, it seems like she just wanted to tie the bow quickly, and i think she could have litteraly made a whole series out of the book.I agree that snow seemed to be on the back burner and it was written from his point of view even. The fifth reference is in the title of The Ballad of Songbirds And Snakes. We learned so much in this book! Completely disagree... it’s YOU- -not, the book.So far I’m about 50% done with the book I’ve enjoyed so far I actually think it’s very interesting.Only last 20 pages of this book managed to stir my interest. The book is filled with revelations about the first rebellion against the Capitol and the creation of the notorious Hunger Games themselves. She doesn't wish it on any others. and it is not a villain origin story like you’ve read before.

The last third of the book also became extremely heavy-handed with all the mockingjay metaphors and the constant singing to basically sum up the entire story. Being from the Capitol doesn’t give you that right. Lucy Gray was always saying something about how it would end with a Mockingjay song. Also, there are several references to the specific term "songbirds" that occur throughout the four books. According to the acknowledgements, author Suzanne Collins states that the poem “Lucy Gray” by William Wordsworth, published in 1799 in his , is then used in the book as a namesake for the main character of Baird.Not surprisingly, the poem is about a little girl who gets lost in the snow during a storm and is never found again.
I think it will be nice to be able to look back and see if it was correct (maybe?) Were supposed to be taken seriously? After the new commander came in, he banned music concerts, and it probably wasn't long after that they made the woods inaccessible to people, as they held some bad memories for Snow, but before then, the Coveys loved the Woods and would go down to the lake and fish and things like that often. Press Esc to cancel., the best-selling dystopian Young Adult Fiction trilogy of the late 2000s. I was invested in his conflicted feelings about the Games and possessive affections towards his love interest - this set up a really interesting (and juicy!) Oh, and now he's back in the capital and has an internship with Dr Gaul... also very convenient. Did she die somewhere in the woods? Spoilers ahead for the new Hunger Games book, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, which takes place 64 years before Katniss Everdeen first heads into the Hunger Games arena. The book shows how a character like that from the outside might appear to a good friend and do noble or brave acts, but still be entirely selfish and self serving underneath. it’s weirder and maybe a little...goofier?

It’s been over seven months since we first heard about The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes.At the time, all anyone seemed to be saying is that it’s set 64 years before The Hunger Games, following characters through the “Dark Days,” the period after the massive war between the districts and the Capitol that the latter ultimately won.

Overall, I super enjoyed it and I flew through it because I simply couldn’t stop turning the pages. 1.5 stars it is, but there is no way I am rounding this up.Only last 20 pages of this book managed to stir my interest. I'm not saying the book didn't have faults but I'm interested to see some of the strongly negative reviews, since I interpreted many of the scenarios differently!this announcement absolutely changed me as a person“You’ve no right to starve people, to punish them for no reason. Wow! Theory regarding the ballad of songbirds and snakes So I've been thinking about the meaning behind the title. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. By the way, you can read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes if you haven’t read the previous Hunger Games novels, but now is a PERFECT time to dig into the series.

Course now I'm left wondering if that's the case WHICH covey is Katniss descended from. When I reached the part where Snow and Lucy Gray are at the lake house, after just beginning to start to run away together, Lucy Gray seems to disappear. It's also possible that she might be Greasy Sae. The first is in the conversation I just referenced, where Madge proceeds to state that, "But mockingjay aren't weapons. However, speculation aside, we may never truly know what happens in the story until Collins comes out and says it. So, is this 1 or 2 stars? In the trilogy, Snow appears as a vampiric monster, … That turned around fast. Lucy Gray was told never to sing it again, but Maude Ivory always liked it.
Read online. No right to take away their life and freedom. Bright songbirds flutter overhead" (Catching Fire 198). The bird on the cover appears to be a mockingjay, and we know that Katniss and her dad have been associated with mockingjays.