The exposition/setting of this story is in a community of sameness-everything looks the same,and there's no weather or color.
Jonas saw that when his dad was releasing the baby, what he really did was kill him. Jonas got very upset. We realize maybe this community is a little darker than we thought, but they don't have any idea what they're doing.
Is that the sled from my first memory?!
Jonas and the Giver begin to form a plan to release the memories back to the people of the community
Jonas puts plan into action... and leaves the community! (Brings Gabe with him because he was going to be released).
Keeps on riding, sees new things, very weak and might die soon, then finds sled from memory!
Jonas and Gabe find the house during Christmas time, and although we don't get full closure, we assume the probably go inside and are safe.