In a utopian world, members of an abnormaly perfect society have ordinary jobs that they go to and from each day, and kids go to school to learn. However, there are some things that may prove to be not so perfect. The People can't see color. They live in a world of Black and White. They can't experience pain or happiness. There are, however, two people in this society that are an exception to all of those things. They understand that their seemingly utopian society may truly be a dystopian society, bringing together the members of this society from the truth of the past, the truth of the things beyond their society. These two people are the Giver, and Jonas, the Receiver of Memories. When Jonas begins to learn more and more about the truth of his society, and where he lives, he begins to form a plan to rebel, to run away from his society to try to figure out what's beyond his life.