The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Prequel

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes: A Hunger Games Prequel

Paula M. , Staff Writer

Have you ever read the Hunger Games? If so, you are probably enchanted or disturbed by the amazing chronicles of a series. The impact of the emotional chapters just keep slamming into you again and again, and by the end of the books you just start thinking; what the HECK do I read now? But listen to this. For those intense fans that are confused about what to read after this mind blowing series, just sit tight. This May, you are going on a roller coaster that is called The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.


The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes. An interesting title for an interesting book. The main plot of the story is that it takes place long before Katniss Everdeen’s arrival in the world, during the 10th annual Hunger Games.


The plot has not been revealed yet, but the cover shows promise and excitement. In the comments below, tell us if you think the main character will be a boy, a girl or non-binary. Personally, I think that the main character will be from district 12, but I really would like it if the author, Susan Collins, would show what life was like in the other districts in this new exciting book.


To give you a quick no spoiler summary on the first book so you kinda know what The Hunger Games is about if you have not read this series.


In the first book, it explains that after most of the world was flooded, a nation named Panem arose. The 13 “districts” or city states rebelde against the Capitol, and many lives were lost. The Capitol won with their advanced weapons, and district 13 was destroyed and demolished. Something called the Hunger Games was created, so the districts know not to rebel. 


Each district has to give up one girl and one boy to the games, and they need to survive and fight to the death in an arena that is a difficult, huge environment that can be designed into anything. Years later, at the 74 annual reaping, Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’s younger sister, gets chosen out of the bowl with all of the girls names. Katniss volunteers for her, and along with Peeta Mellark, becomes one of the tributes for that years hunger games.


That is “The Hunger Games”, the first of the three, soon to be four, books in this marvelous series. Other books like this include: the Divergent series, the Pretty series, the Matched series and many, many more. I hope you enjoyed this article and are excited about this new book! Until next time!