DISCLAIMER: During the read along, I am going to try and do my best not to give away any spoilers!
By chapter 13 Katniss has found water and is caught up in the Gamemakers scheme to place her closer to the other tributes. The result of the scheme leaves her injured. After safely arriving back to her tree she realizes that she is not the only one who has thought of this. Rue, a 12 year girl from another district picked to be in the games has also climbed high into a tree for safetly. During this time, Rue saves Katniss and this action leaves the two of them forming an alliance. Throughout their travels for safety and food, Katniss develops a plan to destroy the other alliance. After separating to accomplish the plan, Katniss finally reaches Rue to find out that its too late…. Out of 24, six are left!