This book is set in the future where reality TV has taken a dark and terrifying turn. There are twelve towns known as districts and the main city which is known as the Capital.
Every year one boy and one girl from each district are chosen to participate in The Hunger Games. All participants are taken away from there districts and their families, they are taken to the Capital, where they are prepared to take part in the televised Hunger Games.
The Hunger Games has only one rule, Kill or be killed. 24 contestants enter The Hunger Games but only one can leave there alive and therefore victorious.