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by Lois Lowry

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Jonas begins The Giver feeling uneasy about the upcoming Ceremony of Twelve, where he will receive the Assignment that determines his vocation for the rest of his working life. That night, at the nightly sharing of feelings, after his sister, father, and mother discuss their emotions, his parents comfort him about his worries. They remind him that his life will change after the Ceremony, but they reassure him that the Committee of Elders has been watching him closely and will give him an appropriate Assignment.

Jonas's father brings home a newchild who needs extra care, and they call him Gabriel, although Father is not yet supposed to know the child's name. Lily decides that she will begin volunteering hours at the Nurturing Center after she…

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Posted By sujan m #379294 at Jul 21, 2014 12:12 PM


Posted By sujan m #379294 at Jul 21, 2014 12:04 PM

Why the children are forbidden to attend the ceremony of release?

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Posted By blake s #375383 at Jun 03, 2014 6:48 PM