Study Guide

The Hunger Games Characters

By Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen

Ladies and gentleman, a brief statement of the facts: Katniss Everdeen is a teenage girl who...

Peeta Mellark

When Peeta Mellark is selected as the tribute for District 12, all we really know about him is...

Gale Hawthorne

Gale is Katniss's hunting partner and closest friend from District 12. As Katniss tells us, he's...

Primrose "Prim" Everdeen

Prim is Katniss's twelve-year-old sister, of whom she is fiercely protective. As Katniss says, "I...

Katniss's Mother and Father

Katniss's Mom is a skilled healer, though she suffered from severe depression after Katniss's...

Haymitch Abernathy

Haymitch is a former District 12 tribute and winner of the Hunger Games who is now a middle-aged...

Cinna

Cinna is Katniss's fabulous – and often brilliant – stylist during the Hunger Games....

Effie Trinket

Effie Trinket is the pink-haired prim and proper escort for the District 12 tributes. She's a...

Rue

Rue is the tiny, twelve-year-old tribute from District 11, the agricultural district. She can fly...

Cato

Cato, from District 2, is the strongest and most threatening male tribute in the Hunger Games. He...

Foxface

Foxface is the female tribute from District 5, and she's sly, clever, and smart as a whip. She...

Thresh

Thresh is the big, silent guy from District 11 – Rue's district. He spares Katniss's life...