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.
Chapter 1, The End Abstract
* A flashback of the author's childhood that contains memories of his abusive past.
Chapter 2, Fly Away Abstract
* This chapter ends with David talking to the nurse who eventually reports his abuse.
Chapter 3, Letter from Home Abstract
* David's paperwork to enlist in the Air Force is finally accepted.
Chapter 4, Wishful Thinking Abstract
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