Jonas lives in a world where there is no pain, no diversity. Only pleasantness and what they call Sameness. When he turns twelve, like all the other kids his age, he gets assigned to a job in the Community. Only Jonas, instead of getting one of the more common jobs gets selected to be the next Receiver. The Receiver of Memories-memories from the time when the world did not consist of Sameness, when there was pain and joy, war and love.
This book brings up the question of whether world peace is worth the sacrifice of true feeling.
It's a quick read and really well written. I love it, and I hope y'all will check it out and love it as well.