Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1 through 4 Abstract
* As the story opens, Hattie Owen is in her parents' boardinghouse watching home movies.
* Hattie says that she turned twelve the previous Summer, and that she will always look at that Summer as a turning point in her life because of Adam.
* The movie captures images...
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