CHAPTER 2: COURAGE
The Rites of Initiation
Themes: The Battle, and Reconnecting with our Primal Instincts
With her mother in the hospital for surgery, Ramona does everything she can to keep up a brave face. But this is the closest death has ever touched her life. Alone in a big empty house, she sets off on her first quest. When she is required to kill an animal, she almost quits right then and there.