Katniss Everdeen lives in the Seam of District 12. Where a place called North America once stood now lies the Nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them to send one boy and one girl between the ages 12-18 to the yearly Hunger Games where they fight to the death on live TV,
Katniss and her friend Gale illegaly go hunting in the woods next to their houses to earn money and feed their poor families.
But when her younger sister Prim is chosen as a tribute Katniss will have to risk the odds and take her sisters place in the Hunger Games...