This is Jonas' community. A place without war, pain, sadness, or choice. A small price to pay for a perfect life. Or maybe it wasn't so perfect.
At the ceremony of twelve, Jonas was selected to be the new receiver of memory. He would endue all the pain so the community could remain perfect.
With his training, Jonas received the memories of the world before the community. It was painful, but this wisdom allowed Jonas to see beyond. To see that the community fell short of a few things.
Once Jonas saw his dad do a ceremony of release, he knew realized just how far people would go to keep the community perfect. Jonas knew it was wrong. He needed to change it!
Jonas and the receiver crafted a plan. Jonas would run away and go to elsewhere. He had to take Gabriel with him because he was to be killed the next day. The memories he had received would go back to the community. Maybe then the community would see that things need to change.
They did it! Jonas and Gabriel made it to elsewhere. The community is left with the memories. Soon they will see that there is something better than the community.