The giver begins in a utopian society where a young boy, jonas lives. He is a 11 year old , and about to be an adult
Jonas is faced with much curiosity as he turn twelve and he is about to receive his life lifelong assignment as an adult . he is a bit worried and so questions what he will be chosen to do
As the selection ceremony is in process, all 11's now 12-year olds are called by their birth number (the order in which they were born) as they go up and receive their assignment from the elders. but for some reason jonas number got skipped, and it was a accident.