Summary of Fiction Novel

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The Hunger Games Characters Main Characters : * Katniss Everdeen Katniss, the story's narrator and heroine, is 16 years old and has straight black hair, gray eyes, and olive skin. Her father died in a mine explosion when she is 11. * Peeta Mellark Peeta, the son of a baker, is the boy tribute from District 12 who claims to have been in love with Katniss since they were 5 years old. * Gale Hawthorne Gale, Katniss' 18-year-old hunting partner, is well-liked by many girls in the District 12. When he first meets Katniss in the woods, he believes that her name is Catnip, and so this becomes his permanent nickname for her. Gale's father died in the same mine explosion as Katniss' father. * Primrose (Prim) Everdeen Prim is Katniss' 12-year-old sister. Prim takes after their mother, who has light hair and blue eyes. * Haymitch Abernathy Of District 12's two Hunger Games victors in 72 years, Haymitch is the only one still living. He is a middle-aged man who is always very drunk, but, after seeing some spunk in Katniss and Peeta, he decides that he will sober up enough to mentor them and help them survive the Games. * Effie Trinket Effie is the escort from the Capitol who has been assigned to District 12. * Cinna Cinna, Katniss' stylist, is a young man, and this is his first Hunger Games. Unlike most of the other stylists, he dresses simply and chooses to highlight his looks with only a bit of makeup. * Rue Rue, the girl tribute from District 11, is small and reminds Katniss of Prim. Rue is able to hop from tree to tree like a squirrel, a skill that helps her outrun and evade her competition. Minor Characters : * The Baker Peeta's father, who goes unnamed, was once in love with Katniss' mother. * The Baker's Wife When Katniss was young and starving, the baker's wife, Peeta's mother, refused

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