Jonas is 12 years old and his little sister is lily and she is 8 years old. Jonas is nervous because he has a big assignment and then he tells his family that hes getting worried for what hes gonna do.
He is known to be silly but good-natured and playful, never intending to hurt anybody. He is Jonas' best friend, having a great sense of humor.
Lily, also known as Lily-billy is Jonas's younger sister. It is unknown what her assignment will be, but it is speculated to be Nurturer. Lily, at the beginning of "The Giver", is a 7, but in Chapter 6 she becomes an 8 when Jonas becomes a 12.
Fiona is called up to receive her assignment during the Ceremony of Twelve, 'Jonas knows she must be nervous, but Fiona is a calm female.
In The Giver, Gabriel is considered a new hold in danger of being marked as Failure to Thrive. Jonas's family takes him in at night, and when Jonas leaves the Community he takes Gabriel with him.
He looks ancient, but he is not old at all. Like someone who has seen and done many things over many years, he is very wise and world-weary, and he is haunted by memories of suffering and pain, but in reality his life has been surprisingly uneventful. In the world of the community, the Giver has spent most of his life inside his comfortable living quarters, eating his meals and emerging occasionally to take long walks. Yet he carries the memories of an entire community.