The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins Caitlin Reicher 4-28-11 Per. 8 http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/luv4twilight90/The%2520Hunger%2520Games%2520related/Mocking-Jay-1-1.jpg
To summarize… In a nation called Panem, which exists in the land once known as North America, there are 12 districts. Previously, there were 13, but because of the start of a revolt against The Capitol, the 13th district was eliminated. Because of this attempted revolt, The Capitol holds the annual Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games are literally a fight to the death in which each of the 12 districts sends in two tributes, one male and one female. Being entered into the Games means either fortune and fame or unavoidable death. KatnissEverdeen turns out to be the female tribute and PeetaMellark is the male tribute from District 12.