In a dark vision of the near future, 12 boys and 12 girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
When 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to her sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.