by Lois Lowry
I read this some time ago, and I read it again for an online book discussion.
Jonas is apprehensive. It is almost December, and at this year's Ceremony, he will receive his life assignment from the Elders.
At the Ceremony, Jonas watches his friends and contemporaries receive their assignments, noting the appropriate nature of each one. And it is time for Jonas. . .
Jonas is chosen for the most special assignment of all: Receiver of Memory. He will work with the Giver, the man who was the Receiver until Jonas was named. From the Giver, Jonas will learn about the past and the world that once was. He will also learn the truth about the present. . .
Really, really good! This is the dystopic novel for youth that really started it all.