Katniss Everdeen is the protagonist of the series. She is sixteen years old at the beginning of the first book, and is portrayed as quiet, independent and fierce. Her looks are typical for someone from the Seam the slums of District 12 long dark hair which she wears in a single braid down her back, olive skin, and grey eyes. She lives with her mother and her younger sister, Primrose, in District 12, a coal-mining district and one of the poorest districts of Panem. Food is scarce in District 12 and Katniss hunts illegally to feed her family and to supplement their meager income. Gale Hawthorne is an 18-year-old boy who lives in the Seam of District 12. He is Katniss' best friend and her hunting partner. They meet while Katniss is attempting to hunt to feed her family following their fathers' deaths. Gale is described by Katniss as muscular and very handsome, and catches the attention of girls in District 12. Both Gale and Katniss bear the typical resemblance of those from the Seam; dark, olive skin, and grey eyes. He has three younger siblings and is skilled with snares and hunting with bow and arrow. Peeta Mellark is the male tribute from District 12, in both the 74th and 75th Hunger Games. He is a baker's son. He is quite charismatic, which helps him during the Games. He states in an interview after the Reaping that he has been in love with Katniss since the first day he saw her. His relationship with Katniss grows throughout the story.
Katniss Everdeen. Though she's only a teenager, she's a tough hunter who puts food on her family's table. Her father is dead and she lives with her mother and sister Prim in District 12 in the country of Panem. She hunts with a guy named Gale who is cute and might even have a thing for her, but who knows? Katniss is not very in touch with her mushy side. Every year the Capitol of Panem hosts an event called the Hunger Games where two "tributes “a boy and a girl are drafted from each of the twelve...
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