Twenty-four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of
Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each
year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one
girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the
Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death–televised for
all of Panem to see.
When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen
steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows
it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh
survival against humanity and life against love.