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The ballad of songbirds and snakes

Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 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 tribute. The odds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Dystopian fiction
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Collins
ISBN: 9781338635171 1338635174
OCLC Number: 1108504234
Notes: Series numeration from www.goodreads.com.
Description: 517 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Ballad of song birds and snakes
Responsibility: Suzanne Collins.

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It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 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 tribute. The odds are against him. He's been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, 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.

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