How is Katniss Everdeen a hero?
By floridaboy, Updated
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In what was once known as North America, lies the nation of Panem with a very wealthy capitol...
...and 13 outlying districts that are very poor.
The nation was kept in order until rebels started to take over the capitol and then all the districts joined in. Sadly, 12 districts were defeated but the 13th was completely destroyed.
In the poorest of the districts, District 12, we meet 16 year old Katniss Everdeen.
She lives with her mother and her sister Prim who is drawn for the Hunger Games, the punishment for the rebellion, in which a male and female from each of the twelve districts between the ages of 12 and 18 fight to the death on live television.
Katniss thinks Prim is to gentle so she volunteers to take her place in the games. This is how Katniss Everdeen becomes a hero...
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