The Hunger Games. A wonderful happy game full of food... aka paradise. NOPE. The Hunger Games is a televised event that happens every year in Panem. (a dystopian north america) It starts with a dreaded 'ceremony' called the reaping. Where they choose two children to participate in the games. Two from each district. It started when district 13 rebelled against the capitol. When Katniss Everdeen is chosen she is terrified about what the future holds for her. But when she starts a suprising friendship with her district buddy, peeta. Will Katniss survive the hunger games of will she fall de.ad like the past children. Find out by reading this amazing book. It's more for 11-15 year olds because of the violence, cursing, kissing, and in general adult content. Five star book by Suzanne Collins.