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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Only last 20 pages of this book managed to stir my interest So, is this 1 or 2 stars If I hate read the rest of it Okay, I ll be generous 1.5 stars it is, but there is no way I am rounding this up.The problem with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is that it doesn t know what it wants to be until the very, very end It meanders here and there, bloated, unfocused, wordy, boring, misguided, treading the same water on and on and on, to the point of tedium Just to get to the climax where Snow Only last 20 pages of this book managed to stir my interest So, is this 1 or 2 stars If I hate read the rest of it Okay, I ll be generous 1.5 stars it is, but there is no way I am rounding this up.The problem with The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is that it doesn t know what it wants to be until the very, very end It meanders here and there, bloated, unfocused, wordy, boring, misguided, treading the same water on and on and on, to the point of tedium Just to get to the climax where Snow needs to decide if he wants to be good and poor and in love or bad and successful I kept waiting for some grand twist or revelation to happen What I got was a tiny splash of excitement after 500 of uninspired blah.There are failures of every type in this novel Snow s evolution is convoluted, drawn out, poorly paced, and entirely too much time is spent on lingering on his sob stories of poverty, school demerits and cabbage soup His inner world is neither explained well nor is it interesting This is not a successful villain origin tale You will never convince me that it is Too many new characters are introduced, but none of them are memorable There is not one person of Haymitch s caliber, or Cinna s, or Effie s There is an attempt to show the dawn and messiness of the early Hunger Games, with all the gore and DYI horror, but it s diluted by the wrong perspective, weird Capitol apologia and a BIG BAD, super boring first game maker villain There is a romance that it totally unbelievable and an incomprehensible joke I literally spent 99% of this book with this expression on my face I wish I were exaggerating None of what was happening made any sense, especially the romance gag I do believe there is a decent story somewhere in this mess of bloated mediocrity, a story that should have been told by Lucy maybe But as is, this is a massive failure of execution The pacing is off, the themes are muddled, there is no passion, there is no urgency, there is no heart, there are no stakes There is, of course, Lucy who was badly underserved And her songs too many Two potential positives totally wasted on this travesty of a novel I am not touching this book ever again, and I am going to try to forget it ever existed A heartbreaking fiasco Not sure I liked this excerpt or the idea of redeeming a monster Still, hope dies last expected this one to happen So apparently this is about President Snow A teen born to privilege but searching for something , a far cry from the man we know he will become Here he s friendly He s charming For now he s a hero Really a lot of people are not going to like this book it s weirder and maybe a littlegoofier than the original hunger games it s also muchphilosophical almost part novel part contemplation on nature vs nurture and the base instincts of humanity and it is not a villain origin story like you ve read before if you ve come here looking for a story like the joker where you leave sympathetic to the villain and understanding what moment pushed them to being evil well, you ll likely be very d a lot of people are not going to like this book it s weirder and maybe a littlegoofier than the original hunger games it s also muchphilosophical almost part novel part contemplation on nature vs nurture and the base instincts of humanity and it is not a villain origin story like you ve read before if you ve come here looking for a story like the joker where you leave sympathetic to the villain and understanding what moment pushed them to being evil well, you ll likely be very disappointed but if you, like me, have grown frustrated with the narrative that destructive and horrible white men are just victims of society you might love this one like i do honestly, i think with this work suzanne is subverting and critiquing the entire narrative of the villain origin house of cards could be a much better comparison to this novel than any villain origin story you ve watched or read before.biggest complaint and what kept this from 5 stars for me the pacing is a little off about 75% in, the novel seems to lose a lot of it s bite and just sort of meanders until the end, which is definitely explosive.watch my reading vlog for the ballad of songbirds and snakes whispers softly fuck whispers louder this book releases tomorrow and if I see any of you posting even the mildest spoilers in your status updates you ll have a safe place in hell that looks exactly like the 74th Hunger Games yawns 60% in and I can t make myself care so I ll just finish this some other timeor not hi hello, excuse me as I temporarily switch back to my former occupation as a Hunger Games enthusiast pulls out all my merch from the closet When you patiently wait for this book too long and you find out this book s plot is about President Snow s early times When you patiently wait for this book too long and you find out this book s plot is about President Snow s early times It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games In the Capital, eighteen year old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games The once mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tributeThe odds are against him He s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District , the lowest of the low Their fates are now completely intertwined every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes me waiting for something meaningful to happen in this book me waiting for something meaningful to happen in this book I really really really don t care about Snow s life.


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About the Author: Suzanne Collins

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children s television She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy nominated Little Bear and Oswald She also co wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment s Clifford s Puppy Days.While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O she met children s author James Proimos, who talked her into giving children s books a try.Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings In New York City, you re muchlikely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you re not going to find a tea party What you might find Well, that s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five part series, The Underland Chronicles Suzanne also has a rhyming picture book illustrated by Mike Lester entitled When Charlie McButton Lost Power.She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and a pair of feral kittens they adopted from their backyard.The books she is most successful for in teenage eyes are The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay These books have won several awards, including the GA Peach Award.


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