Jonas is a boy who lives in a Utopian society and is about to turn 12, which is considered an adult. He is apprehensive about the ceremony of 12 because that is when he is assigned his "job"
Jonas and his best friend Asher are playing outside when Jonas notices a change in an apple and cant quite explain what it is. He later finds out that it was color, something he has never experienced before.
The ceremony of 12 begins and when its jonas's turn to be called, the person next to him was called.At the end of the ceremony, the cheif elder calls jonas to the stage and announces him as the new reciever, a highly respected role in the community.
we did it gabriel !!
SLed: lowkey this didnt happened jonas died lol
The giver spends a year giving Jonas memories and showing him color. Jonas also learns that release is death and the giver shows him his father killing a baby.(sounds harsh ik) but he gives him lots of good memories as well.
Jonas decides life is not fair in the community and also learns that Gabriel is going to be released in the morning, so the giver assists him in devising a plan to escape. He brings Gabriel and it is succesful. but they start to go hungry and jonas is running out of strength.
Jonas is struggling to continue on and they're both starving. But, Jonas spots a sled in the snow and as he climbs on with Gabriel he sees multi-color lights and recognizes this from a memory. (i am pretty sure its Christmas) but basically he slides down happy ever after.