Firstly, this series is fantastic and if you haven't read them, I mentally beat you in the face with a hardcover copy until you do. Get with the program, you are the last person on earth who hasn't read these books. And if you say, 'Oh, I'll just watch the movie. Same thing,' I will rig the very first Hunger Games to make you a tribute.
So, there's this girl, Katniss Everdeen. She lives in District 12 and they produce coal. There are now 12 districts instead of the United States. It's a post-war future where President Snow rules with an iron fist and if you don't live in the Capitol, you are fucked. Most likely you beg for food or have no shelter or something along those lines. The fashion in the Capitol is super weird and if you've seen the movie Seneca Crane's beard is the shit. I can't resist, here is a picture of his amazing beard:
Definitely 5 out of 5 thumbs up. 10 out of 5.