We meet Jonas (The main character.) He also has his friends Ash and Fiona. They live in the community. which is like the suburbs
The ceremony of 12 (This is where Jonas gets his job.) His job is the receiver. The receiver gets memories of color, war, and the ocean. Others do not get those memories. This is why this job is up most importance.
Jonas becomes the new Receiver and gets memories of war, colors and memories of the ocean. And this is were he meets the Giver
Jonas learns of release. Release is a lethal injection that instantly kills the victim. Jonas felt scared because his brother was going to be released
Jonas escapes with his little brother and tries to go to Elsewhere. Elsewhere is far far away from his home outside of the community. He gets chased the the government
Jonas gets to Elsewhere. Elsewhere is a house where people are having fun and having good times and all of the memories get released back to the community.