Introduction: Jonas is the main character and is about to turn to a twelve and lives in a utopian society. He has two friends Asher and Fiona.
Initial Incident: Jonas was skipped during the Ceremony which caused everyone to become confused. After the elder was done say the jobs of the other children, she said that she skipped Jonas because he was given a special job. He was selected as the receiver which is the most important job.
Rising Action: Jonas is given the memories of good at the start of his training. After a couple months of training jonas is given his first bad memory of war. Jonas also learns about what was before him and what color and emotions are.
Climax: The giver shows Jonas what release actually is. Jonas Becomes very mad and upset at his father but realizes that his father doesn't know that it is murder.
Falling Action: Jonas takes Gabriel with him because he is going to get released and decides to take him with him on his journey to get past the memory boundary and release the memories to the community.
Denouement: Jonas and Gabriel get to the top of the hill and sled to the bottom where a house was celebrating Christmas together as a family.