Here is the summary of a beautiful written book "the Giver" which is based on science fiction.Jonas, an Eleven, is apprehensive about the approaching Ceremony of
Twelve. His friends Asher, Fiona and the others of his year seem to
naturally fit into a certain Assignment. His mother and father are both
matched well to their Assignments and even his little sister Lily
demonstrates some early inclinations to where she might be Assigned.
He, however, has never felt a particular draw to any one thing. Jonas''s community is ordered by tight rules, and multiple
transgressions will result in Release from the community to Elsewhere.
Newchildren who do not develop as expected and the Old are also
Released. But Jonas is not concerned with those things. He is a good
student and obeys the community rules, except for one instance of being
singled out for removing an apple from the recreation area. At the long anticipated ceremony of Twelve, Jonas is shocked
when the Chief Elder announces that he has not been Assigned, but
rather Selected as the community''s next Receiver of Memory. It is a
very rare event and a position of great importance. Jonas meets the community''s previous Receiver of Memory for
his training. The man tells him that he is now the Receiver and that
Jonas should call him The Giver. The Giver begins to transmit his
memories to Jonas. Jonas learns about colors, which are not seen by
other citizens because of Sameness. He had already begun to see some
color, in the case of the apple he took home. The Giver later begins to
transmit memories of war, pain, hunger and death. These memories are
kept away from the community so that they do not have to know such
things, but the memories must exist somewhere.
Along with the terrible
and painful memories, there are also beautiful memories of the time
before Sameness and of a love that does not exist in the community. As the memories he receives drastically change his
understanding of his community, his friends and family, and himself,
Jonas begins to conceive of things being different. That people could
make choices for themselves, even if they were wrong, and that they
could love. When he witnesses his father Releasing a newborn twin Jonas
realizes that the term actually means death. The Giver explains that it
is not his father''s fault, because he and the others do not have the
memories Jonas does and they know nothing. It is then that Jonas and
The Giver form a plan for Jonas to disappear from the community and
thereby release all of the memories he has received back into it.
However, the night the plan is to be set into motion, Jonas learns that
a newchild, Gabriel, who has been staying with his family in the hopes
that he would learn to sleep through the night, is scheduled for
Release in the morning. Jonas deviates from the plan and flees the community with the
newchild. They avoid the search planes, but as they go further and
further from Sameness their situation grows more and more desperate.
Finally, in a snowstorm, Jonas is certain they are coming to the
promised Elsewhere, where people are waiting for him and the baby.