In Jonas' community they live in family units. Jonas is the protagonist.
At dinner every night the family units do feeling sharing. Where they talk about an emotion they felt during the day .
Jonas' father is a nurturer (nurse) and he brought home a baby named Gabe because the night nurturer s aren't very good at there job. This was against the rules because each family unit was allowed two children.
Jonas and Asher (Jonas' best friend) were playing catch with an apple . One of the times he throw the apple in the air it changed colors. The kids in the community didn't see color and then he saw it changed.
Jonas had a dream one night and he told his mom . His mom told him it was his stirring and he has to take pills every morning to keep them from happening. The stirrings are what they call puberty.
The Chief Elder skipped over Jonas in the beginning because Jonas had been selected not assigned. Jonas was selected to be the new Receiver. At the Ceremony of twelve the children are assigned their jobs for their adulthood.