s Jonas is thoughtful and nervous about the Ceremony of Twelve which is next month. He is different than others in this community, questioning, and he ponders what his assignment could be.
Jonas begins seeing weird things. Things... changing in front of his eyes. He can't describe it, but he knows this is different and unique because no one else notices it at all. He noticed it first with an apple, with his friend Asher. Jonas is seeing the color red. The Ability to See Beyond. But he doesn't know it yet.
"JONAS IS OUR NEW RECEIVER OF MEMORY!"
At the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas got an extremely special and unique assignment- Receiver of Memory. He is warned it will be painful, but it is a huge honor.
Every day, he met with his mentor, the Giver, who gives him memories from the past of all things good and bad. He begins to see color more often and view things differently. He learns many painful things of why the Elders made the world all the Same, but he also learns things like love and choices- things that were lost in The Sameness.
He also realizes no matter how strong the pain of the past before sameness could be, the pain of the wrongness in their current community is the real pain he must face
Bye-bye, little guy!
Jonas one day got to see his father release a newchild.. and he never realized that it was death until now. This shows him the reality of the soon-to-be fate of Gabriel, whom he had come to love.
Jonas escapes the community to Elsewhere, realizing his destiny. He travels a perilous journey, before he finally founds his destination- Christmastime in a village elsewhere., with Love. THE END