The Hunger Games (Series) | Study Guide

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The Hunger Games (Series) | Book Summaries

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Timeline of Events

  • Prehistory

    Panem is established after a series of global disasters.

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  • Dark Days, years later

    The 13 districts rebel and are defeated; District 13 is supposedly destroyed.

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  • 1 year later

    The first Hunger Games are held.

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  • 73 years later, Day 1

    The reaping for the 74th Hunger Games is held; Katniss Everdeen volunteers in place of her sister.

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  • Days 2–6

    Katniss and Peeta arrive at the Capitol; the tributes are trained for the arena.

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  • Day 7

    The 74th Hunger Games begin.

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  • Day 16

    Katniss's young ally, Rue, is killed.

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  • Day 17

    The rules are changed so that there can be two winners; the change is later revoked.

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  • Day 24

    After Katniss and Peeta reveal a suicide pact, they are named dual victors.

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  • 6 months later

    Just before the Victory Tour, President Snow threatens Katniss.

    Catching Fire
  • 12 days later

    Katniss hears of an uprising in District 8.

    Catching Fire
  • 2 days later

    Gale is whipped, signaling the beginning of a harsher regime in District 12.

    Catching Fire
  • Several weeks later

    Rumors arrive about more uprisings; the rules of the Quarter Quell are announced.

    Catching Fire
  • 4 months later

    The tributes, all former victors of the Hunger Games, arrive at the Capitol.

    Catching Fire
  • 5 days later

    Cinna is killed; the Quarter Quell begins in a deadly new arena.

    Catching Fire
  • 5 days later

    Katniss and Beetee are pulled from the arena, rescued by the rebels of District 13.

    Catching Fire
  • 1 month later

    Katniss agrees to be the Mockingjay, a symbol of the resistance.

    Mockingjay
  • Several days later

    In a broadcast from the Capitol, Peeta sends a warning to District 13; bombs fall the next morning.

    Mockingjay
  • Several days later

    A rescue team extracts a brainwashed Peeta and other rebels from the Capitol.

    Mockingjay
  • Two weeks later

    The rebels take down "the Nut," where much of the Capitol's weapons are stored.

    Mockingjay
  • One month later

    Katniss's Star Squad triggers several deadly pods, forcing them into the heart of the battle.

    Mockingjay
  • Next day

    Heading toward the Capitol, much of Katniss's squad, including Finnick, is killed by mutts.

    Mockingjay
  • Same day

    Katniss witnesses the massacre of the human barricade of children, including her sister, Prim.

    Mockingjay
  • Same day

    The rebels take control of the Capitol.

    Mockingjay
  • Three weeks later

    Just before she is to execute Snow, Katniss hears President Coin's plans for a new Hunger Games.

    Mockingjay
  • Shortly afterward

    Katniss kills Coin; Snow dies in the resulting chaos.

    Mockingjay
  • Several weeks later

    Katniss is released and sent back home to District 12.

    Mockingjay
  • Weeks later

    Katniss learns that a new government is in place; Peeta returns home.

    Mockingjay
  • 20 years later

    Katniss, Peeta, and their two children try to maintain hope in an uncertain world.

    Mockingjay

Book Summaries Chart

Book Summary
The Hunger Games After a series of natural disasters and a great war for the resources that remained, the nation of Panem "rose up out ... Read More
Catching Fire Roughly six months after Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark were declared dual victors in the 74th Hunger Games, the t... Read More
Mockingjay After her rescue from the Quarter Quell by the District 13 resistance fighters, Katniss Everdeen becomes a mix of fury... Read More
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