Never mind the details, although the details are wonderfully clever and interesting. This story is about bravery and loyalty and generosity which is never forced but comes naturally to a young person of great character. All to such a degree as to bring tears to the eyes. When you read the following books you will see that Katniss, all unaware of the effect she is having , inspires others to stand up and endure and strive to be the best that they can be. Finally she is exhausted, but her example has transformed her world for the better. Suzanne Collins has created an inspiring character and if I have a daughter I'll be calling her Katniss.