By: Lois Lowry
Jonas starts seeing beyond (color).
He gets stirrings (feelings) and has to take pills to control them.
At the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is announced the new Receiver of Memory.
He receives his first memory: sledding downhill in the snow.
Jonas receives the memory of a colorful rainbow.
Seeing that the giver is not well, Jonas offers to receive the memory. He gets the memory of war and is forced to watch a comrade die slowly while feeling the awful sensation of being shot in the arm. It's the first time he's ever felt real pain.
He receives the amazing memory of love.
Jonas doesn't want to play good guys and bad guys with his friends because he is the only person that realizes that it's a game of war and he knows how horrible that can be.
The Giver tells Jonas about the last receiver(Rosemary)who failed and requested for release.
Jonas and The Giver watch his dad release a baby. Jonas is shocked, terrified, and feels betrayed at the same time.
Jonas is forced to escape the community at night with Gabe because he found out that Gabe was going to be released in the morning.
They are exhausted and starving, but finally they make their way up a snow-covered hill and see the warm glow of a little town.