Book by:Lois Lowry Flyer by: Jayla Clay s/o to Aaliyah again
ceremony where the children get their first assignment or jobs, he is picked last because the Elders noticed that he was different. He was chosen as Receiver of Memory. As he is getting memories from The Giver or the former Receiver, he learns the pros and cons of the past's history and traditions. He also sees and learns what a "release" is, which happens to someone if they are elderly, a twin, or if they do not obey rules. He is very sad of what he witnesses because his temporary brother, Gabriel, is going to be listed for release. At the same time, Jonas is unhappy with the way the community's lifestyle. In the memories he gets, he feels that life in the past was better than the present.
Jonas's best friend who begins to drift from Jonas after the assignments were given.
Mentor of Jonas. Informs and shows Jonas how unique the world was back then.
A newchild that is brought into Jonas's household temporarily. When he was to be scheduled for release, Jonas took him on his journey to Elsewhere.