By Lois Lowery
"A new world can be born with every baby or a new person"
In the book keep in mind Jonas was only twevle, but in the movie this boy was fifiteen/sixteen. The affet of this would be Jonas would be more mature and having more valid feelings.Sense he`s older he seems has some appel and mature plus at the age of sixteen you expect more hormons from them. Which would be relaiding to most of the viewers. Plus now say you had to trust a twevle year old with are world would you really or would you rather trust someone with more attratction or appeal or something and older. honestly who really trusts a twelve your old anyway.
As well as that they can pull in romance with fiona.Everyone likes a little romance or romanitc movies as well and it have more appeal to the viewers in this age, and a twevle year old having a crush on a girl dosen`t mean much to anyone.