What are the major events from chapters 1 to 8 in list form?

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From the beginning of the book to chapter 8 we follow Jonas in his everyday life in the Community from being a normal boy to becoming the Receiver of Memory.

At the beginning of the story, a plane flies overhead and scares Jonas.  He learns that the pilot made an error and will be Released.  He is relieved and sad.

We learn that the Community is made up of family units with a Mother, Father and two children, a boy and girl.  None of them are related.  They are carefully assigned by a Committee of Elders.

Jonas’s father is worried about a Newchild, whom he secretly calls by his...

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