Katniss volunteers "as tribute," for little sister prim who is chosen for this years hunger games. After Katniss volunteers Peeta Malark is picked for the boys division, they barley know each other, but soon they will.
Katniss and Peeta, attend the annual televised ball for all the tributes, rather than wearing some lame regular dress and suit, they appear in fire gowns and tuxedos.
Katniss and Peeta are sent to the training facility, where all the tributes practice for the games. Theres fights between several, but Katniss meets a possible ally, a little girl named Rue from the Agriculture division.