The year of sharing: A twelve-year-old boy called Richard is telling the story he is leaving his village to do his Year of Sharing. Young people is sent to live among animals to develop their own character. Richard wants to show that he can be the best among the animals. However, he has some difficulty in adapting to the way of Tife of his new family, a deer. He nearly dies with a wolf. He realizes he loves the deer family more than his human family. Finally, Richard is killed by a group of wolves that were trying to kill the deer family.