Jonas, an eleven year old boy, who lives with his parents and seven year old sister. Lives in a futuristic society that has strict rules. He goes to school and ha friends. The ceremony of twelve was coming up.
Since Jonas is already is going to be a twelve he has to go to a ceremony. They went through the rows and called them out.They skipped Jonas and said his job last as the new receiver.
Jonas father who is a nuturer takes a new child home because he was about to be release.Jonas starts to think of the new child, Gabriel, as his little brother.
Jonas starts receiving the memories the giver gives to him.He learns many things from the memories.He started to get close to the giver.Jonas started to see the negative side of the community.
Jonas and the giver make a plan for Jonas to leave the community. Jonas finds out that Gabriel was going to be release. In a result of that he decided to leave the community with Gabriel.
Jonas and Gabriel went on their journey. The journey was long and frightful.After a long time they make it to elsewhere.