The Hunger Games trilogy has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide over the past few years, with all three books debuting at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Additionally, a billion-dollar movie series is based on the books. You’ve read the books, right? Have you watched the films?
Tributes are the name given to the kids who are sent into the Games. The selection of tributes may be random or done by volunteers. Collins’ book explores what occurs when Katniss Everdeen, a young woman from the impoverished District 12, offers to represent her sister in the 74th Hunger Games.
Without giving too much away, the third book features the Mockingjay, a symbol of rebellion and is named after a future bird.
To Katniss’ dismay, Prim is selected as the district’s female tribute. Quickly offering to take Prim’s place is Katniss. Then the male tribute is picked. It’s Peeta Mellark, and Katniss remembers Peeta giving her bread from his family’s bakery when she was searching for food for her family in the trash cans behind the town stores years ago. Katniss is of the opinion that day he saved her. Before boarding a train headed for the Capitol, Katniss and Peeta bade their loved ones farewell. She and Peeta convince Haymitch, their Games mentor and the person in charge of acquiring gifts from sponsors, to take his duties seriously while on the journey.