Jonas is an 11 year old boy whos life is perfect and hes about to be an adult. He is aout to turn 12. This is when jobs are choose for the rest of your life by the elders.
The ceremony of twelve is about to begin and Jonas is nervous. When Jonas number is finally time to be called he gets skipped. At the end of the ceremony he recieves the job of The Reciver.
Jonas begins his training and is surprised by the rules of the job. He is allowed to ask any questions and receive the answer. When Jonas sees his father preform a release he sees how sad it is.
When Jonas recieves his new memories he plans to run away with Gaberial a newborn child who his father has ben nurtering. Jonas hopes to escape to Elsewhere.
Jonas and Gabe have a bond of love and experience cold, starvation, and hunger together but also recieve the memory of together. Jonas and Gabe recieve the memory of together where they are sledding down a hill and have a strong bond of love.