All citizens should go to the nearest building and stay there until further notice.
I am almost 12 year's old. What job will be given to me?
The giver is told in third person. As the story begins, Jonas is retelling a story about the time a plane flew over his community and scared everyone because planes flying over the community were against the rules. Jonas is also 11 years old soon to be an adult.
Jonas is anxious because his 12th birthday is fast approaching and at this time, he will be given, the job that he will do for the rest of his life. He doesn't have a say in this, it is given to him by the committee of elders.
Jonas was given the prestigious job of Receiver of Memory. They told him he was chosen for this position partly because he had the unique ability to "See beyond". Jonas had felt something different about himself on occasion, but never knew what it was. The community respects Jonas because of his new position.