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The BEST 19th Episode Ever : The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Updated: Jun 17, 2020


We've waited TEN years for Suzanne Collins to release another book in the Hunger Games series.The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is a prequel to the Hunger Games. This week we talk about the series as a whole and rate the new book WITHOUT SPOILERS!! Please feel free to join us as we theorize how Panem got its start. We also talk about waste being a luxury and if Suzanne Collins predicted some of the events that we have been going through in 2020. We also go ahead and rate the book :) We also discuss which District we would each choose to live in if we had the choice! Please play along with us! What District would you want to live in?

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Ratings: We ALL gave this book a thumbs UP!!


This week we did a 1-5 scale. 1 being BLAH and 5 being GREAT!


Pacing:

Katie - 4

Mandy - 3.5

Sarah - 3

Holly - 3.5


Mood/Style:

Mandy - 3.5.5

Mandy- 3.5

Sarah - 3

Holly - 4


Character Development:

Katie - 4.5

Mandy - 3

Sarah - 4

Holly - 3


Story/Plot:

Katie - 3.5 maybe 4

Mandy - 5

Sarah - 4

Holly - 4.5


Rating the books in order of BEST in series to worst.


Katie: The Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Catching Fire, Mocking Jay

Mandy:The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mocking Jay

Sarah: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Mocking Jay

Holly: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Mocking Jay


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Favorite quotes from the book

“What a luxury trash would be." "Everyone had learned to despise waste. It was creeping back into fashion though.”


"Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains." -- The opening sentence of Rousseau's The Social Contract

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Show Notes

Mandy's Next Book: The Guardians by John Grisham


Sarah's Next Book:

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd


Katie's Next Book: (This was also mentioned in the podcast)

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Holly's Next Book: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown


The book Katie Quoted from in the podcast. Stay by Anjuli Paschall

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