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.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Briony Tallis has been preparing to stage her first play which will include her cousins as actors.
* Briony has been a writer for a long time.
* Briony's cousins arrive but some are not right for the parts.
* Some of the cousins have arrived because their parents are getting divorced.
* The play is a...
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