The protagonist of Walk Two Moons, Sal, is full of fears, but she doesn't always tell people about them. Instead, she keeps her fears bottled up inside until they're just about to burst. And she's not the only one. Almost all the other characters have their own fears, and it's interesting to see how those fears make them behave. For example, as Sal learns to grow up, she learns to voice her fears and to share them with the people around her. In doing this, she is able to move on with her life and make peace with her past, which is no easy task. A character's fears can tells us a lot about them – so pay careful attention.
If Sal weren't so scared of things like death and buses and pregnant women, she wouldn't be able to learn as much as she does.
Sal learns to embrace her fears.