During the beginning we meet Jonas who faces confusion and problems as the protagonist the whole story. Even in the beginning when he runs into a plane who flies over the village when pilots aren't suppose to its forbidden and later on decides hes going to not be afraid and face things as they come.
The family meets Gabe as he struggles, during this time Jonas realizes that he and gabe are the only one with blue eyes. The rest of the community does not have blue eyes and this gets Jonas' mind racing.
In Chapter five we see a real change in Jonas, He gets what his mom says are "stirring" which basically he is going through puberty and is starting to change. Which is not excepted in the community so he now has to take pills to level out his bodies hormones and such thing.
In this chapter, chapter six we learn about Jonas sister Lily is turning into an eight. This is big because in the community when you turn eight you get to start volunteer work and we see a big step in the maturity level, this is also a bad time because we find out Gabe is getting worse and does not weigh enough or get enough rest
Chapter 7 is very good because Gabe turn twelve and is giving his job or task. He also learns responsibility and is going to be down with school cause in the community that's what happens when you turn twelve.
The ceremony of 12. everyone from the class of twelves meets up for the ceremony, and the adults do as well they sit as there numbers say Jonas is number 19 so he is Farley high up on the list. but he gets skipped and everyone is at awe until after everyone goes he is called up to be a receiver of memory.