FILE - A marquee advertising "The Hunger Games"  is seen at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre in New York, March 22, 2012.
FILE - A marquee advertising "The Hunger Games" is seen at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square Theatre in New York, March 22, 2012.

GLOUCESTER, MASS. - A 12-year-old Massachusetts girl used what she learned about creating a tourniquet from "The Hunger Games" to rescue her friend.
 
The Gloucester Times reports Mackenzie George was playing in a Gloucester marsh with friends June 3 when she slipped and cut her calf open. Megan Gething jumped in to action and tied a pair of shorts around her friend's leg to slow blood loss, using a tip she learned from the young adult science fiction novels.
 
Megan says all that was going through her mind was helping "Kenzie."
 
The injured girl was transported to a hospital, where doctors were able to rule out muscle or nerve damage following surgery.
 
Mackenzie's father says doctors expect a complete recovery in a month.
 
The Georges say they're thankful for Megan's help.