The Hunger Games,
based on the book by Suzanne Collins, is set in a dystopian future in which
North America is divided into twelve Districts under the control of the
Capitol. Each year, every District must send two Tributes, a randomly chosen boy
and girl between the ages of 12 and 18, to fight to the death in the Hunger
Games as a reminder of the Capitol’s power and a warning against rebellion. The
story follows a girl named Katniss, who volunteers to be one of District 12’s
Tributes in place of her younger sister.