What is a summary of The Giver from chapters 1-7?

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Chapter 1: Jonas struggles to find the right word to describe his feelings for the upcoming Ceremony of Twelve. His structured community is described, and a pilot is "released" for accidentally flying over the community. The family shares their feelings at the dinner table.

Chapter 2. Jonas's father reassures his son that it is alright to be apprehensive about the Ceremony of Twelve, and more information about the structured community is provided. The reader learns that each year fifty babies are added to the community and that the elders assign children their occupations at the age of twelve.

Chapter 3 . Jonas notices that Gabriel has pale eyes and remembers an incident when he was chastised for hoarding snacks. Jonas then recalls playing catch with an apple and seeing it change in midair. Jonas does not know it yet, but...

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