By: Olivia Lopez
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Jonas - Jonas is a sensitive, polite, compassionate twelve-year-old boy. At the December Ceremony, he is selected to become the new Receiver of Memory, the most honored position in the community.
Mother Jonas' mother is an intelligent, sympathetic, and understanding person. She holds a position at the Department of Justice.
Father Jonas' father is a shy, quiet, considerate, caring man. He is a Nurturer, responsible for the physical and emotional needs of every newborn child during the first few months of life. He is also responsible for the release.
Lily Jonas' younger sister. She is a typically impatient child with straightforward, fairly simple feelings.
Gabriel (Gabe) A newchild (infant) who begins spending nights with Jonas' family unit because he needs extra attention and care. Gabe is a sweet child.
The Giver The Giver is the current Receiver of Memory and trains Jonas to become the next Receiver. Because he carries the burden of the memories of the world, he suffers from the pain contained within the memories. He loves Jonas and the people in the community.
Asher Jonas' best friend. Asher is a cheerful, friendly boy who makes a game out of everything. At the Ceremony of Twelve, he is assigned to be Assistant Director of Recreation.
Fiona One of Jonas' good friends. Fiona is a very pretty girl who is sensitive, intelligent, quiet, and polite. She is assigned to be a Caretaker of the Old.
Chief Elder The leader of the community.