In this dystopian world, a country is run by a single city, who run an annual game which kids are forced to kill each other and survive in. Primrose Everdeen is reaped into the game, and her older sister, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her place.
Katniss is taken into the capital to get the game's fans hyped up for the games. She does interviews and lives in luxury for a while, until she is put into the game. She starts to fight to the death
Katniss Finds Rue, a young girl from another district. They come up with a plan to defeat the strongest tributes, and Rue dies in the process.
A new rule is announced, which means Katniss can win the game with her friend Peeta Melark. She finds him, and heals his wounds, so he is ready. Now it is them is Cato left in the game.
Katniss and Peeta get in a fight with Cato and some mutated dogs. They kill Cato. The capital changes the rules and forces Peeta and Katniss to fight, Katniss and Peeta threaten to kill themselves, and the capital lets them both live, bacuse they need a winner.
Peeta and Katniss now go back to their homes, with new found wealth. But the Capital is mad at them for standing up to them.