By Lowis Lowry ,created by Ryan Rosario


Jonas is a sensitive, polite, compassionate twelve-year-old boy. At the December Ceremony, he is selected to become the new Receiver of Memory, the most honored position in the community.Through getting memories he finds out more things about the outside world that no one ever knew. Jonas finds himself caught in a lie and wants to escape his hometown.


Jonas lives in a world of no emotion and no pain. When he begins to spend time, an old man who is the sole keeper of the community's memories, Jonas discovers the dangerous truths of his community's secret past. Armed with the power of knowledge, Jonas realizes that he must escape from their world to protect himself and those he loves a challenge no one has ever completed successfully.