Some of the main characters are Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Prim, Haymitch, Cinna, and Effie Trinket. The background of the story is a girl named Katniss and her sister Prim's dad died in a mine explosion mining. The story is placed in District Twelve, Panem which is the mining district and there are twelve districts. There used to be thirteen but number thirteen was destroyed in a rebellion with the Capitol.
Back to Katniss. Every year there is an annual Hunger Games, so each district has to offer one boy and one girl tribute to fight in the games. Katniss never worries about being picked because she is more interested hunting with her friend Gale. (sounds like a girl's name.)
One year Katniss' sister Prim is finally old enough to be picked for the Hunger Games but Katniss knows Prim won't get picked. Prim must have bad luck because she does get picked but Katniss volunteers for her. With Katniss a boy named Peeta gets picked too. There trainers name is Haymitch. He is ............. very ............... drunk, almost always. There guides name is Effie Trinket who wears a lot of make-up. Katniss also meets a nice guy named Cinna who is Katniss's stylist. Katniss goes into the Hunger Games with no allies.
Read the book to learn more. I recommend this book to people who like violent, romance, and adventure books.