My first novel, The Hunger Games, tells the story of a young girl by the name of Katniss Everdeen who is trying to survive in a dystopian society. At an early age, she began taking care of her mother and her younger sister due to the mining explosion that killed her father one year earlier. Soon after, she is chosen to be a tribute for the Hunger Games. These games are a reminder of the past civil wars that plagued this country for many years. Every district, 12 in total, has to pick a male and female to fight in a battle to the death until one victor comes out alive. She takes this position of sacrifice after she replaces her younger sister (was chosen to be a tribute) and must now train and prepare for the battle that must take place. She soon finds out that she really is a strong person, not physically, but mentally and spiritually because she finds herself winning the games, along with her partner Peeta Mellark. This is a story that shows bravery among a group of people who never known, or have shown it before in their lives. It tells of a story where anyone can make a good life when facing a problem, such as the games, head on.