The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Jun19

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the new prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy. I read The Hunger Games books a few years ago, on the recommendation of my younger son (who hasn’t read a book since). I didn’t expect to enjoy them, but I loved them! The Hunger Games was actually one of my favourite reads of 2016. So I knew I had to read The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes as soon as it came out, even though it breaks my...

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
May13

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Warning – this contains spoilers to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but not to Mockinjay itself. After reading and enjoying both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I had to carry straight on and complete the trilogy by reading Mockingjay. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she’s still not safe. She soon realises a revolution has been happening and everyone has played a part in...

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Apr29

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Warning – this contains spoilers to The Hunger Games, although not to Catching Fire itself. I loved The Hunger Games so much that I had to go straight on to read the second book in the trilogy – Catching Fire. Against all odds, Katniss and Peeta have survived The Hunger Games and are alive. Living in the Victor’s Village, they are busy touring the other Districts to celebrate their win. They should have nothing worse...

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Apr08

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

OK, I’m VERY late to the party here. I’ve never read The Hunger Games before, or watched any of the films – or had any desire to! My younger son bought the trilogy with some birthday vouchers 18 months ago, but never read them. He hasn’t read much at all over the last couple of years. At his recent parents’ evening, most of the reports from teachers were glowing, but his English teacher said he needed to...

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