Jonas begins The Provider groping uneasy about the and coming Capacity of Twelve, where he will get the Assignment that chooses his business for whatever is left of his working life. That night, at the every day sharing of suppositions, after his sister, father, and mother look at their emotions, his people comfort him about his anxieties. They prompt him that his life will change after the Capacity, in any case they guarantee him that the Leading group of More seasoned people has been watching him eagerly and will give him an appropriate Assignment. Jonas’ father brings home a newchild who needs extra care, and they call him Gabriel, regardless of the way that Father isn’t yet anticipated that would know the child’s name.
Lily reasons that she will begin volunteering hours at the Supporting Center after she turns Nine, and Jonas audits a particular event where he saw an apple suddenly change before returning to a vague basic shade from his shirt. The next day, he joins Asher and Fiona at the Place of the Old, where Larissa advises him concerning Roberto’s release work, after which Roberto will go Elsewhere. By then, after a sexually charged dream including Fiona that structures Jonas’ first Stirrings, his people give him the pills that will cover these Stirrings. At the Administration, Jonas sits through the Naming at the Capacity of One, which Gabriel will miss in light of the fact that the Nurturers have given him an extra time of care before picking whether to dole out him a family or to release him. Lily turns Eight, and the new Nines get bicycles as a sign of new opportunity. The Capacity of Twelve begins uneventfully, as the consistently rushed however continually lovely Asher gets the Errand of Associate Head of Beguilement and Fiona gets that of Gatekeeper of the Old. In any case, the Primary Senior skips Jonas, which mortifies him until the point when the moment that they proclaim that he has been picked as the new Gatherer of Memory for the gathering, an indispensable position that requires knowledge, quality, and the Capacity to See Past, which Jonas has in advance experienced with the apple. Jonas feels on edge and withdrew at his assurance, and his rules are peculiar in that they empower him to be rude, make request, and lie, while denying him from taking medication for his planning and from applying for release.
The old Authority, who calls himself The Provider, enlightens Jonas that he is at present the new Beneficiary and ought to get the memories of times of the whole world, which The Supplier transmits by touch and acknowledgment. Jonas’ first new memory is that of riding a sled down a bone chilling incline, and The Supplier illuminates that after the establishment of Equality and Environment Control, an extensive parcel of these things have been discarded. The Provider also gives Jonas the memory of sunshine and sunburn to give Jonas a hint of the desolation that is to come in his readiness. In the wake of seeing a modification in Fiona’s hair, Jonas lights up The Provider, who reasons that Jonas can see shading, unlike diverse people from the gathering. Scientists endeavored to discard shading toward the start of Comparability, in any case they didn’t totally succeed. Jonas and The Provider discuss how Closeness has discarded singular choice, in spite of the way that it may perhaps have influenced the world more to secure by taking out the probability of wrong choices, for instance, in picking life accomplices, regardless of the way that as The Beneficiary, Jonas will never have the ability to grant for as far back as he can recollect to a future partner, since he can’t talk about his work. They in like manner discuss the past Beneficiary in-Planning’s failure, after which bothersome memories escaped into the gathering and caused demolition, a scene that helped the gathering to recall The Gatherer’s part as the vessel for these memories.
Jonas asks for all the more unbearable memories, so The Provider familiarizes him first with a broken leg and later to more bona fide torments, for instance, starvation and carelessness. These memories give The Authority learning to provoke the Senior natives, who might incline toward not to hold up under the memories themselves. At home, Jonas finds that Gabriel is prepared for tolerating memories, and at his planning, he over the long haul encourages The Provider’s wretchedness by taking from him the shocking memory of war. As reward, The Supplier transmits some euphoric memories, including that of family, grandparents, and love, which are on the whole truant in the gathering’s families.
Jonas naturally feels that the nonattendance of reverence isn’t right, regardless of the way that he at first denies his faculties for what his overall population has indicated him. Others in the gathering don’t grasp Jonas’ contemplations, as his people ridicule the articulation “love” as unverifiable and as Asher fails to fathom why Jonas does not embrace of the pantomime war entertainments he plays with the children. Exactly when Jonas’ father is intended to release a newchild in light of the way that it is a twin, Jonas gets some data about release, who determines that in his past frustration, his daughter Rosemary transformed into the Authority in-Getting ready however picked release since she might not want to hold up under each one of the memories of torment. The Provider by then shows Jonas a tape in which Jonas’ father is seemed to release the infant by euthanizing him through fatal implantation. Jonas is smashed by this revelation, and he and The Provider presume that he ought to escape so the memories will be released into the gathering.
They both desire that The Supplier can train the gathering to recover knowledge and feeling through the memories rather than compel the memories away. Jonas is constrained to leave before get ready for demand to save Gabriel from release, so he sets off with insufficient supplies. As they leave the gathering, they experience first the pleasures of nature and untamed life and after that the fear of cold and starvation as they leave the zone of Air Control into a freezing region. Finally, Jonas finds what he sees as the slant from his at first transmitted memory, and he hears music and sees Christmas lights, assuming that he has found an Elsewhere that has what the gathering required. In any case, the fulfillment leaves unclear whether Jonas has really found Elsewhere or is simply wandering off in fantasy land as he stops to death.