The Giver is a sad and amazing story about an 11 year old boy named Jonas, who lives in a community where everything is perfect. But, even if things are perfect, bad can still linger. When Jonas becomes a 12, he is excited to get his Assignment. Because everything is so orderly there, other people get to decide what their jobs are. 12 was the age when their job was assigned. It turns out, though, Jonas's job is special. One of a kind. And, one man called The Giver is the one who makes the job so special. Once Jonas knows what his job really is, he is filled with curiosity and eagerness, which leads him to things that he has never experienced before... and actions that he has finally had the courage to do.