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 "Into the Sun" Abstract
* Kay Jamison remembers a time at school when she saw a military jet crash into a row of trees. The experience becomes a metaphor for her experience with manic depression.
* Jamison recalls that there were indicators that the illness ran in the family. For example her father suffered from...
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