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Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister’s place when Prim is selected in District 12’s annual “reaping” to fight to the death in the country’s televised Hunger Games.

Katniss and the male tribute Peeta are taken to the country’s wealthy and controlling Capitol, where they interview, compete for a ranking, and meet the competition.

As part of a strategy devised with District 12 mentor Haymitch, Peeta admits on camera that he has feelings for Katniss; the “star-crossed lovers” win massive fan support.

In the arena, Peeta pretends to join the group of violent and practiced “career” tributes, while Katniss befriends young Rue. Rue is killed and Peeta injured; Katniss finds and nurses him.

The other contestants die one by one until only Katniss and Peeta are left. They pretend to take poison berries in a suicide pact. The Capitol halts the game so both tributes win.
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After writing the fantasy series The Underland Chronicles, Suzanne Collins departed from the world of fantasy and stepped into a harsh, dystopian creation in The Hunger Games. Published in 2008, The Hunger Games is the first novel in a projected trilogy, and introduces readers to a futuristic dystopian society where an overpowering government controls the lives and resources in twelve different districts. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, of District 12, is the main character of the story. Each year, as punishment for the now demolished District 13's attempted rebellion, two children in each district are chosen by lottery to fight each other to the death in an arena. The event is called the Hunger Games and is televised for everyone in the Capitol to see; the winning tribute is given food and a life of ease for themselves and their families, along with presents of food and resources for…...

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