Jonas is a boy who is nervouse about December
Jonas lives in a place called "the community" where supplies are brought in by cargo plane.
After a jet flew by, everyone was ordered to go inside IMMEDIATELY. Jonas remembers that, at the time, his younger sister Lily was at the Childcare Center.
The citizens all have prescribed jobs, like Street Cleaners or Landscape Workers.
Jonas is eleven, and this coming December for all the kids that are eleven. (They're actually called "Elevens.") That's why he's feeling apprehensive.
So he talks about how he's apprehensive about "the Ceremony of Twelve" in December.Jonas's Mother and Father send Lily away so they can speak with Jonas in private.
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