As a prequel to the Hunger Games series, this story gives more information on the future ruler character who became Snow. It set the tone of who he was as a teen and to the man he became. This is a must-read for those that loved the Hunger Games books and one that cannot be put down easily. Enjoy the ride.Cindy, Library Assistant
“Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again.” – first line
In a prequel to “The Hunger Games,” eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow prepares to mentor the female tribute from District 12 in the tenth Hunger Games, with the fate of his family hanging on the slim chance that he can help her win the Games.
About the Author
In 1991, Suzanne Collins began her professional career writing for children’s television. Suzanne Collins’ debut fantasy series, the five-book Overland Chronicles, stars an 11-year-old boy who discovers a dangerous subterranean world filled with fantastical creatures. Collins’ later book, The Hunger Games, is the first book in a trilogy featuring a young woman living in a dystopian North America. Though The Hunger Games targets a teen audience, both series explore the effects of war and violence on children. Collins’ many fans are attracted by her inventive settings, action-packed plots, and unassumingly heroic protagonists.
Hunger Games Series
How do you describe the books you love to read? Appeal terms help us describe what it is about a book that would make us recommend it to others.
Dystopian fiction; First person narratives; Science fiction
Bleak; Menacing; Strong sense of place; Suspenseful
Min/Max Grade Level
Awards & More
2020 Goodread’s Choice Award Final Round YA Fantasy
#1 New York Times Bestseller, 2020
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