Jonas is a normal citizen of a society of Sameness.
At the Ceremony of 12, Jonas is ready to receive his Assignment. After being skipped, he becomes Receiver of Memory.
Jonas meets "The Giver" in sessions to recieve the memories of the past.
In the meetings, Jonas finds out about the past and sees how the society deprives people of emotional depth and some of life.
Jonas flees his community to release his emotions and memories out to the public and to save Gabe, a baby set to be killed.
After tons of walking in the wild without food, Jonas finds himself about to die of exhaustion / starvation. After walking up the hill, Jonas found a sled to go down. On the way down, he thought he could hear music.