Jonas and his group mates are assigned there jobs for the rest of their lives. Jonas is assigned as receiver of memory, Fiona is assigned caretaker of the old, and Asher is assigned as the director of recreation.
Jonas, Fiona, Asher, and all the other twelves attend their first day of training for their new assignments. Jonas met the Giver for the first time and started to get to know him.
When Jonas goes to the receivers dwelling that day for training, he receives his very first memory about snow.
When Jonas questions the release of one of the twins, the Giver allows him to watch the release later that day. After watching it, Jonas was very upset and did not want to go home to his father.
After Jonas knows the truth about what his father does, he wants to leave the community and never come back because they kill people when they are released and his father had been lying the whole time. But he also wanted to stay and be able to feel things.
Jonas and Gabe find elsewhere and they start to see one of his memories and they hear music and singing.