Jonas has his own family unit. He has his mother and father. His little sister, Lily. He has his friends, Fiona and Asher.
Jonas was selected to be the receiver after the Chief Elder skipped his number.
Jonas then started his training to be the next receiver with The Giver. He learns the colours, the first colour he learned about is the colour red. Then he receives memories from the past. He also started getting the "stirrings"
He finds out what release is after his father killed the less healthier twin.
Jonas runs away with Gabriel when he found out gabe was going to be released the next day. He takes a bike and went outside the community.
They reached Elsewhere, wherever Elsewhere may be.