Post-apocalyptic North America, now known as Panem and divided into twelve Districts, is the setting for The Hunger Games. The empire as a whole benefits from the specific tasks assigned to these districts.
A prep team that includes their mentor Haymitch, their sponsor Effie Trinket, and their stylists Cinna and Portia grooms Katniss and Peeta for the Hunger Games.
Katniss sets out to find Peeta when the Gamemakers change the rules so that two tributes from the same district can win, even though she initially believes that Peeta is working against her. However, it soon becomes clear that he has been trying to protect her. She is able to procure the medication he requires, saving him from death.
The Game Makers attempt to pit them against one another at the last minute, but Katniss and Peeta declare themselves winners because they are willing to die for one another.