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"Jonas," she said, speaking not to him alone but to the entire community
of which he was a part, "you will be trained to be our next Receiver of
Memory. We thank you for your childhood."

Then she turned and left the stage, left him there alone, standing and
facing the crowd, which began spontaneously the collective murmur of his
"Jonas." It was a whisper at first: hushed, barely audible. "Jonas. Jonas."

Then louder, faster. "JONAS. JONAS. JONAS."

With the chant, Jonas knew, the community was accepting him and his new
role, giving him life, the way they had given it to the newchild Caleb.
His heart swelled with gratitude and pride.

But at the same time he was filled with fear. He did not know what his
selection meant. He did not know what he was to become.

Or what would become of him.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553571332
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Publisher:
Starfire
Author:
Lowry, Lois
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Social Situations - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Social Situations - Values
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Social Issues - Values
Subject:
Euthanasia
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
fiction;dystopia;science fiction;young adult;fantasy;ya;utopia;newbery;dystopian;newbery medal;children s;future;memories;coming of age;novel;children;children s literature;futuristic;classic;memory;family;society;euthanasia;classics;juvenile;community;te
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 8-16
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
6.90x4.20x.57 in. .21 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lowry is once again in top form...unwinding a tale fit for the most adventurous readers." Publishers Weekly
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