In Panem, there are 12 districts. Katniss Everdeen lives with her sister and mother in district 12. District 12 is the poorest district of them all, unlike district 1(who is the richest.) Many people die in District 12 because of starvation, or because district 12 is the district of mining.
The Capitol runs the 12 districts. The Capitol holds a yearly reality show called the Hungergames. The Hungergames is a show where 24 tributes fight to the death. The 24 tributes get chosen during the Reaping. The reaping is where all the children from ages 18-12 in every district gets put in a raffle 2 children get chosen from the raffle of every district and participate in the games.
During the 74th Reaping, Primrose gets picked. Scared that her sister might die in the Hungergames, Katniss volunteers to take her place.
Throughout the Hungergames, Katniss comes across the Careers. To get away, she climbs into a tree. Rue, (a District 11 tribute) warns Katniss of the trackerjackers above her. Katniss uses the jackers to drive ayway and kill the careers. Glimmer(District 1) dies in the event, and Katniss is able to take her bow. This is fortunate, because when Katniss hunted for her family she learned how to use a bow, and became good at archery.
After most of the tributes are dead, the Gamemakers annouce that if 2 tributes from the same district are alive, they can win together. So, Katniss finds Peeta, and sees that hes dying. Shes able to heal them, and they work together to survive. Soon they come across Cato at the river near the cornucopia, and Katniss shoots his hand. Peeta then uses Cato's shock to push him to the ground, and get eaten by the mutant wolves.
In the end, the Gamemakers annouce that the previous rule had been revoked, and that there can only be one tribute that lives. So, Katniss and Peeta take the nightshade berries Katniss has in her pouch, and gives some to Peeta. They agree that on the count of 3, they both eat the berries and die. Since the Hungergames must have a victor, the Capitol lets the district 12 tributes win.