The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Book • 2020 • Thriller  

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Does the dog die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there body horror?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Snow borderline stalks Lucy gray after the games, he asks abut her and works to find her. He also observes and reports his classmates behaviors in predatory manners.
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AnimaReborn
Lucy Grey's backstory involves a fair portion of relationship drama/abuse that relate to her being chosen as a tribute.

Near the end of the novel Snow attempts to kill Lucy, shortly after they had planned to run away together.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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amwhite91
The whole idea of the Hunger Games is arguably child abuse.
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Eratosthenese
The dean is addicted to morphling
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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amwhite91
Multiple times throughout
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Are animals abused?
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Eratosthenese
Someone mentions having melted the skin off of a rat and asks if anyone wants it done to a pet they’ve grown tired of. There’s an old zoo with abandoned animals who seem to be suffering, and mentions that many of the animals had starved to death during the war.
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amwhite91
A character mentions multiple times that he enjoys going to dog fights. There are none described in detail in the plot.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Our first introduction to one of our main characters is watching her drop a snake down another girls outfit during the reaping. It is unclear in the moment, but the girls is not harmed physically by the snake.

Later we see a capital child tricked into being bitten by a snake Mutt and is hospitalized. The same snakes kill a fair number of tributes during the games.
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Are there bugs?
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amwhite91
Flies swarm a dead body. A character is described as having insect bites on her feet.
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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amwhite91
There are many scenes where the tributes are chained.
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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AnimaReborn
Snow's memories of the war note the hunger and desperation of the capitals citizens. He remembers seeing one of his classmates parents near a corpse and removing part of it, assuming that his classmate and her family resorted to cannibalism.
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Execution by hanging in chapter 22
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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the tributes are starved, and i’d say that counts as torture.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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I wouldn't say there is excessive gore, but multiple people die in bad ways.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Yes- there's a Hunger Games, plenty of kids die.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Vee19
There's implied overdose in the epilogue though that isn't the actual cause of death.
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Well the main idea of the games involves a lot of child kidnapping. Snow and his classmates are also put in situations where they are taken or forced into situations against their will.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Parent_Librarian
Snow cheats in the hunger games. But no relationship cheating.
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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five
right at the start of chapter 7 (page 101 in the hardback edition i have) it’s not graphic. there’s a mention of this incident again on page 119.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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greyraven
There is an offhand reference on page 106 of a guidance councillor saying for anyone to talk to her if they are feeling violent tendencies towards themselves or others
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There is a person who contracts rabies and becomes very ill and violent, but the violence isn't described, just implied.
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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ratwithattitude
not those words specifically but coro thinks at one point that it would be best for him- its less than a paragraph and he very quickly sees it isnt right when a friend cheers him up
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Main character’s mom dies in child birth.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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