The main character's name is Katniss Everdeen and she lives in the future country of Panem. You can enter your name extra times for tessera, your chance of getting picked is higher, but you get some food. Without any other choice, they start walking to the lake. She does her best to help him recover, but it isn't until Haymitch sends her a gift following a kiss she shares with him that she understands that playing up the romance angle could pay off. The reaping is a nerve-wracking time because it determines which boy and girl, ages 12 to 18, will serve as the district's tributes in the Hunger Games. They discover the body of a tribute who Katniss nicknamed Foxface, and Katniss realizes she died from eating the berries.
Part 2: The Assault Katniss is horrified by the way Peeta is being treated. All you need to do is read the first few pages of The Hunger Games to verify this. Once she recovers from Peeta's attack, Katniss needs to be part of the action. However, Peeta actually does love Katniss, and, unfortunately, he thinks her feelings are real when she begins to ostensibly return them. They clean her up and remove her body hair. Then the male tribute is selected.
Every year, from each district two young people are selected by lottery to participate and represent their district in the annual Hunger Games. The careers make camp under the tree that Katniss stay in and wait. She is surprised to see Peeta arrive back at the tree to ensure her safe escape from the others. After much angst, she decides to be the figurehead, the Mockingjay, for the rebel side. But their strongest tool to promote disunion and to discourage rebellion is the Hunger Games: a yearly event where two tributes from each district are pitted against each other for the country to watch on television. It is a justification for characters when they commit unethical acts. Peeta taken away by doctors and Katniss offered a drink while she is screaming for Peeta behind the glass meant to keep her away.
One day the 13th district rebelled against the evil capitol. Furthermore, at the end of the Games, only Peeta and Katniss remain, so each refuses to kill the other. Ever since her father's death, she has been the family provider, hunting illegally in the woods outside the district with her friend Gale. The outfits are a huge hit with the audience and make Katniss and Peeta stand out among the tributes. Katniss returns to Peeta with her package, which turns out to be medicine that soon returns him back to health.
The Gamemakers who run the Game announce that the rules have been changed so that there can be two winners from the same district, likely to ratchet up the tension of the Games for the viewing audience by getting Katniss to go and try to help Peeta, who was injured by Cato when he saved Katniss. She started a fire and cooked some meat. The are trained and the preform for judges and are given ratings. She is to parade around in the Capitol wearing an outfit that her designer, Cinna, will create to represent her district. Katniss and Peeta will now be expected to kill each other.
They agreed on being allies. That night, she makes contact with , the youngest tribute, who Katniss associates with Prim. She is responsible for feeding herself, her sister Primrose, and her mother, so she illegally hunts with her best friend Gale. The only way out is to make believe her love for Peeta compelled her do it. Also, every since you are old enough to be entered, your name is added one more time until you are too old to be in the drawing.
It touches on family dynamics, on love, on hardships, violence, humanity, rebellion, and anything else you could ask for all in one book. The careers were asleep and the trackerjackers were woozy because of the smoke issued from the fire. The book starts off in District 12 which is a region that is poor and not as wealthy as other districts but is well-known for producing coal. Later, the careers spot Katniss while she is in a tree, she climbs further up the tree, hoping that because most of the careers are big and muscular that they will not be able to follow her. Though not the entire truth, she is torn between her old identity as a poor hunter, and the more complex one she shaped through the Games. The Games, put on by the Capitol, are meant to punish the 12 districts of Panem as well as to remind them of the Dark Days and how the 13th district was obliterated for its uprising against the tyrannical and cruel Capitol.
Ultimately, Katniss, Peeta, and Cato are the last remaining tributes, and Katniss and Peeta gather at the lake to wait for Cato. He is told by the man asking questions that if he wins the hunger games that he can go home and be with that girl forever and have eternal glory. Katniss realizes there are strange creatures chasing him, and they all run to the Cornucopia and climb up. She immediately hears the careers returning. She climbs a tree to escape them, but they find her.
She tends to him with the little knowledge she has on herbal remedies. Both have numerous similarities relating them and nevertheless differences that help show their individualities. He replies saying that he doesn't, but that he does love one specific girl. Katniss visits the imprisoned President Snow, who says she should blame President Coin of the rebels for the attack and Prim's death. Part of the book is in District 12, near the Appalachian Mountains.