Some of the key characters in "The Hunger Games" include Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Prim Everdeen, Gale, and Haymitch Abernathy. Katniss Everdeen is the main character and the book trilogy follows her life in a dystopian world called Panem.
While Katniss is the main character and the story is told from her point of view, a good portion of the book revolves around her relationship with Peeta Mellark. Peeta is the son of a baker and is chosen to participate in the Hunger Games along with Katniss. During their experience, Peeta becomes close to Katniss and she must decide if she wants to be with him, or with her childhood friend Gale.