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 Jonas lives in a society where there's no pain, war or fear. When people in the society reach the age of 12 they are assigned assignments given from the Elders (not from their own choice), who decide their assignment depending on their skills and interest.  [[After the person grows old enough they can apply for the Matching of Spouses which is just like getting married but worse since you can't choose your spouse and also, it can takes years before you get one. After getting a spouse, you can sign up to get a newchildren. Newchildren are born from Birthmothers who never get to see there new born and are given to Nurturers to take care of it in the Nurturing Center for a year. After a year passes they are finally given to the family to take care of.  When the parents finally turn old, they are then sent to the House of the Old to be taken care of until they are released. No one in the community knows what release meant but everyone thought it meant going to Elsewhere.]]

      When Jonas arrives home, he talks to his parents about how apprehensive he feels about the Ceremony of Twelves.  His dad, a nurturer and his mom, a member of the department of justice tells him not to worry since the Elders are very meticulous on what you do and very rarely has there been a person who complained about their assignment. Even though his parents tell him that The Elders are very meticulous with their choices, he still doesn't know what he might get assigned since he goes to a variety of areas in his volunteer hours. At the Ceremony of Twelves,  Jonas was not assigned but selected as the Receiver of Memory which is known as the most important assignment in the community since they kept all the memories of the communities past. When Jonas arrives at the Reciever's place, he is stunned by the look of his place since there were tons of books all over the place. This stunned him since he only knew of four books; thesaurus, dictionary, handbook of the community and a book  of the schedule. When Jonas got...

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