The Hunger Games.
In 2012 the movie The Hunger Games ,a book by Suzanne Collins, got 32 awards, and its sequel Catching Fire made a better than expected box office with over $160 million. Jennifer Lawrence stared as the main character Katniss Everdeen, along with Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark. Ever since The Hunger Games was released she stared in many other movies, including Silver Linings Playbook, Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay (third hunger games movie), American Hustle, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men- First Class, Winter's Bone, Serena, House at the End of the Street, The Poker house, and MANY more.
The Hunger Games series is set in North America which is now known as Panem. Panem is divided into 12 districts and the Capitol. The Capitol is a place full of riches and the districts well are the ones who suffer. The districts are poor and weak because there used to be a 13th district in which all the districts tried to overcome the Capitol well they failed and the 13th district was destroyed. As a reminder that the Capitol has all the power they set a few punishments which I will speak of later. In the Capitol they are throwing stuff out but in the districts rarely get anything. Every district has its set category on what they do to provide the Capitol.
Katniss Everdeen is a 16 year old girl living in District 12, coal and mining. In Panem it is illegal to cross the borders, as to Katniss and her friend Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) often go hunting in the woods by crossing the border for food for their family. Katniss lives with her sister Primrose Everdeen (Williow Shields) and her mother.
The main punishment that the Capitol made was the Hunger Games. A fight to death on live TV. Every district would randomly draw out a girl and boy between the ages 12-18 at an annual reaping to go in the Games. After Prim was chosen to be in the Games, Katniss volunteers to save her sister. And the boy from the district was Peeta Mellark.
To learn what happens next get the book by Suzanne Collins or watch the movie!
Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor :)