The characters:Dad, Mom, Jonas, Lily, Asher, Fiona, The Giver, and Gabriel The setting: A Utopian community
Jonas is nervous for the ceremony of 12.At the ceremony of 12 they get to find out what job they are getting. But then he gets skipped
At the end of the ceremony the chief elder knows that she skipped Jonas and she said that he has the most important job and he has to experience physical pain. Jonas had to start training by the giver. He found out that his training was receiving memories. Good and bad memories. He found out what colors were.
The giver gave Jonas some bad memories about killing and what really happens when they are released. Jonas went crazy and wanted everyone to know what happens when they release you and what killing was and color. He found out that they were going to released Gabriel so he took him and strapped him to his bike and tried to leave the community.
When Jonas left he started to lose memories because he was leaving the community. Him and Gabriel were starving They had no food or water they had to find fish and drink from streams. Then winter stated they were freezing and they were super hungry and weak. Finally he walked up the hill and found the red sled. He took it down and he saw houses with colored lights around it and he saw families together.