The Hunger Game Summary
The Hunger Game details the adventure of Katniss Everdeen, who is forced to engage in a fight-to-the-death tournament against other children. The novel takes place in Panem, a dystopic country built on what was once North America. In a world of limited resources, the despotic government run by the Capitol keeps its citizens in line by separating them into Districts and reinforcing severe class separations. 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.
Katniss lives with her mother and younger sister Prim in District 12, the poorest of the districts. The novel begins on the day of the "reaping," when each District must select two tributes, one male and one female, to represent them in the Hunger Games. She forces herself into a stoic determination to win, a philosophy made difficult by the kindly Peeta.
The Games are held in an arena in a forested