It is the 74th annual picking for the Hunger Games and Prim(rose) Everdeen is chosen to be the female tribute, but her older sister Katniss wants to protect her.
I will go instead of Prim!
Peeta Mellark is the male tribute from District 12. He and Katniss barely know each other, from school and when Peeta gave Katniss burned bread for her starving family. Katniss did know that Peeta's father loved her mother, but then her mother married Katniss's father.
Katniss gets to say goodbye to her Mom and Prim. Katniss's Dad died in a mine explosion when she was 11 years old.
Katniss also got to say goodbye to Gale. Gale is Katniss's best friend who goes hunting with her and has helped her family ever since her father died.
Peeta gets to say goodbye only to his parents, even though he has two brothers (which one of whom could have taken his place in the Hunger Games). His parents are both bakers and that is how he got the bread for Katniss and her family.
Peeta and Katniss are going to The Capitol. Accompanying them are their mentors, Effie Trinket and Haymitch Abernathy.