The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by: Suzanne Collins
Number of Pages: 624
Reason Book Was Chosen: This book comes out May 19, 2020. It is connected to the Hunger Games series and takes place in Panem 64 years before the events of the first Hunger Games book. I read the three-book Hunger Game series in 2014 because I ended up being in the final film. I am a violinist and was cast as the violinist in the wedding scene of the second Mockingjay movie (the 4th movie in the series). It was an incredible experience and got me introduced to the Hunger Games world.