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The reaping is a nerve wrecking time because it determines which boy or girl ages twelve through eighteen will serve as district tributes in the Hunger Games. Prim's name is picked at the reaping. Katniss volunteers in her younger sisters prim's place and becomes district twelve's girl tribute for the seventy fourth Hunger Games. Peeta Mellark is the boy selected as the other tribute. As they go through the training and all they have the big battle. Only one person out of twenty four people win. They have to live off hunting and taking care of there own selves in the woods.
Katniss Everdeen is the main girl character in Hunger Games. In this book she is sixteen years old. She is in District twelve.
Peeta Mellark is the son of Barker, and is the boy tribute from Distract twelve who also claims to be in love with Katniss Everdeen since they were five years old. And Peeta is sixteen years old.
Eighteen year old Gale is well liked by many girls in District twelve. Gale's father and Katniss' father died in the same mine explosion. Gale and Katniss become very close and think about running away together. Katniss eventually falls in love with Gale.