Jonas lives in what he thinks is a distopian society. No color, no pain, no fear, nothing negative. Unless you brake the rules. Jonas is nervous for the ceremony of 12. Its a ceremony that basically tells children that they're old enough for a career. Instead of calling it work, they're called assignments.
why is it so hot!
Finally, the Ceremony of 12. While watching the other twelves, he notices that his name got skipped. Everyone else at the ceremony seemed to notice too. At the very end, The Che if elder announces that Jonas has been selected and not assigned. He is officially, the Receiver of Memories. The most important job.
I want to do it myself.
On Jonas's first day of training me meets someone named The Giver. He is currently the receiver and has to train Jonas to become good at his new job. The Giver has the ability to show Jonas any memory that they can't have in the community.
Its okay gabe. we're going to make it
The Giver shows Jonas many memories. Some are very positive and fun. Unfortunately, there are some very negative memories that give Jonas pain. Physically and emotionally.
Its almost been a year since Jonas has been doing training. He asks The Giver if he ever thinks about release and what it does to people. The Giver then shows Jonas what release is and he is terrified. Him and The Giver make a plan to escape the community with a newborn, Gabriel, who has been told he will be released.
After successfully planning out their escape, Jonas and the newborn make their way out of the community without being caught. They are able to make it far away, but they start running low on supplies and Jonas's memories are starting to fade because he's giving them to Gabriel. They then find a hill with a sled on him and start going down a hill, Did they find Elsewhere? Who knows?