Katniss Everdeen has been the “man” of the household ever since her father died in a mining accident. Now, it is just her, her mom, and her sister, Primrose. Every year, there is an event called ‘The Hunger Games.’ Two representatives, one boy and one girl, are chosen from each of the 12 districts to partake. Beginning when you are twelve, you get one entry. Then, each year until you are 18, you get another entry. However, if you want a year’s supply of food, you can put another entry in, one for each family member. When Judgement Day comes to decide the representatives, tragedy strikes the Everdeen family. First, Peta Mellmark is chosen from district 12. Then, the girl from district 12 is Primrose Everdeen. Instead of letting her sister die, Katniss steps in for her.
Now, Katniss has to fight 23 other boys and girls until she is the last one standing. But, she falls in love with one particular boy.
—K.D. (age 13)