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Jonasís mother does what is required of her in her assigned job and in her role as mother to Jonas and Lily. As with the other women in the other family groups, she is not the natural mother to the children in her home.
Lily, Jonasís sister, is a Seven when Jonas is an Eleven. She becomes an Eight in the December ceremony when Jonas becomes a Twelve.
Gabriel is one of the babies that Jonasís father nurtures. The other babies that Jonasís father nurtures do not have names yet. But, hoping to help him to thrive by calling him by name, Jonasís father finds out what name is planned for him at the Naming Ceremony and begins to use it. Gabriel becomes especially close to Jonas.
Asher is Jonasís best friend. He has difficulty always using the correct words when he speaks. Using precisely the right word is an important ability for community members.
Fiona is Jonasís friend. She has red hair. The job that she is assigned is as a Caretaker in the House of the Old. She is in a dream that Jonas has as he matures.
Larissa is an old woman in the House of the Old. She looks forward to her Release.
The Chief Elder
The Chief Elder is the person whose job it is to announce the assignments of the Twelves.
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