The protagonist of The Hunger Games trilogy is 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who must fight other adolescents to the death in a "game" that takes place in a future version of North America. Katniss is a strong survivor, who spent most of her young life taking care of her mother and little sister after her father died in a mining accident. When her little sister is chosen for the games, Katniss willingly takes her place and proves she has true character and the skills necessary for the challenge.
Quoted: "I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun."