Set in a future, dystopian America where everybody has a stupid name. The country is split into twelve districts and every year, the Capitol (the 1%) requires that each district sacrifice two tributes to the Hunger Games. We know right off the bat that Katniss is going to be in the Hunger Games because she’s the fucking narrator of the book.
Katniss and Peeta become the District 12 tributes which is shitty because District 12 never wins because all they do is mine coal, illegaly trade dead animals, and starve to death. They train and WHOA WAIT they’re actually pretty good. Peeta pretends to be in love with Katniss to win the favor of the viewers. Katniss is too busy thinking about Gale’s rock-hard abs to care about Peeta.
When the games start, Katniss makes a friend named Rue. She totally dies though. She dies hard.
Katniss and Peeta continue to pretend to be in love sort of even though Katniss doesn’t quite get it (is she stupid? why does it take her so long to GET IT?) but then the Capitol is like, “NOPE ONE OF YOU HAS TO DIE” so Katniss and Peeta are like, “SUCK A NUT” and act like they’re going to kill themselves and so the Capitol is like, “Fine.”