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Literacy Focus Week 8

By Miss Ravenscroft

Literacy Focus Week 8

Book Review

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes By Suzanne Collins

This is the prequel to the bestselling dystopian Hunger Games trilogy. It is the backstory of Coriolanus Snow -the tyrannical president of Panem. The teenage Coriolanus is chosen to mentor Lucy Gray Baird, an eccentric vagabond singer who has been picked as a tribute from District 12. From an impoverished family, this is Snow’s one chance to redeem his family name. Here Collins allows us to look into the life of Coriolanus Snow and the root causes of his villainous behaviour.

Word of the week

dystopian

noun – A society characterised by human misery