Joans is starting to feel nervous as the Ceremony of Twevels approaches.
Im feeling apprehensive.
And why is that?
This chapter is about Jonas' dad and his job as a nurturer. He and Jonas mom share stories of their twelves to help calm his nerves and he learns that his father is also able to see the list of names prior to them being announced at the ceremony.
In this chapter Jonas' dad ask for an extension for a baby named Gabriel that was going to be released and brings him home to his family. This shows Jonas' mom signing the papers that she and her family wont get to attached to Gabriel.
In this chapter Jonas is thinking about what he has experienced through his volunteer work and the people he respects. He visits with Larissa an elderly woman and helps to bath her. She tells him stories about the Release Celebration
In this chapter Jonas dreams he is back at the House of the Old only this time hes trying to bath Fiona. The next morning he shares his dream with his family and his mom tells he has the stirrings and will now have to take a pill so he doesn't have those feelings
In this chapter Jonas tells Lily that every year brings change because she is excited to grow up and can't wait to get a bike. The Ceremony of Twelve is about to start and Jonas and Asher are talking about assignments