Jonas lives in a community where everything is the same. He is introduced with his mom and dad and his younger sister Lily. Jonas has two best friends named Asher and Phoenia. Jonas is about to reiceive his job at the ceremony of the twelves.
Jonas is scared about what his assignment will be. Later when Jonas receives hi assignment as the receiver of memory Jonas is confused and upset. Jonas thinks that he dosen't have wisdom or strength for his assignment he thinks the elders choose wrong. Jonas is allowed to break many rules such as lying now because of his assignment.
Jonas meets the Giver in the annex room and they quickly become good friends. The Giver gives Jonas memories. Jonas has memorys of snow and sunburn and pain. Jonas experiences war and is scared. Jonas starts to see color and finds it unfair that the elders took away colors, he believes people should be able to make there own choices. Jonas starts to lie about tiny rules.