Jonas is devastated when he learns the meaning of what it means to be "released from the community." Jona's dad releases a twin born in the community through the use of a lethal injection. The Giver shows this to Jonas through shared memories.
Jonas decides to run to elsewhere, leaving the only community he has ever known and taken the baby Gabrielle with him because he had learned that dad was going to release the Gabrielle the next morning.
Jonas finds himself on the hill from one the memories. He jumps on the sled that he remembers seeing that Gabrielle and down they go.