Katniss and her family come from District 12, a coal-mining district that is the poorest and least populated district in the dystopian fictional autocratic nation of Panem. Daughter of a miner and illegal hunter and of a healer, she volunteered to take the place of Primorose, her sister, after she was reaped to partecipate in the 74th Hunger Games a televised fight to the death.
She will meet and loose a lot of people in her path but this would be part of the experience she would need to continue and succeed in her journey.
Following an alliance with Rue, a young tribute from District 11 who reminded Katniss of Prim but died in the arena, joins up with fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark. The pair compete in the Games together. Katniss uses her knowledge of hunting and archery to survive, and the two become the victors after defying the Capitol’s attempt to force one to kill the other.