From whose point of view is the story told? What do you learn about each of Jona's family members from the sharing of fellings session?

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This story is told from the third person point of view, or in other words, a narrator tells the story from the outside.  As far as what we learn during the sharing of feelings, we learn that Jonas' father has a difficult decision coming up: he must choose which of two twins to keep and welcome into the community, and which to "release".  He also worries about Gabe, the baby who is not developing on the schedule prescribed by the nurturing center.  Jonas' mother is upset due to a criminal who is a repeat offender; she doesn't understand why he cannot learn from his mistakes, and is in danger of being released due to the three strikes and you're out rule.  Lily, Jonas' sister, is concerned about children from a neighboring community who do not adhere to the same playground rules as those which she and her classmates follow.  Finally, Jonas shares that he is beginning to feel "the stirrings", or, feelings of a passionate or sexual nature toward girls.  He is quickly put on medication to relieve these "symptoms" of adolescence.