Jonas notices something different about an apple when playing catch with his friend Asher. Lily learns there is no honor in being a birthmother.
I think I want to be a birthmother Jonas!
What's up with this apple?
At the ceremony of 12, the Chief Elder calls numbers 18,20. She skipped 19 everyone thinks to themselves! At the end of the ceremony, the Chief Elder appoints number 19, Jonas, as the new Receiver.
LILY!! There is no honor in that!!
Thank you all for coming to this mandatory Ceremony of 12!
Jonas, you have been selsected as Recever !
You can lie?!
Jonas reports for his first few days of training and receives many memories from the old receiver now self-appointed Giver. He receives memories of sledding down potentially dangerous hills and colors like red.
The Giver tells Jonas about Rosemary, the old reciver apprentice. He shared a sad story about her applying for release. After Rosemary was released all the memories back to the community.
Jonas is permitted to see a release so he tunes into a release he talked about with his Dad. He sees release for what it really is.
Dear Diary, Today I released a baby, he was such a shrimp! I love my job.
Noooo! Why my dad?!
WARNING!! toxic waste
Hold on, Gabe.
Jonas is told Gabe is being released the next day. He takes Gabe and embarks on a journey to elsewhere. On the journey, Jonas is afraid of being found by heat-seeking sensors. In order to not be found, he transmits cold memories to Gabe and remembers cold memories for himself.