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 Abstract
* Jim is about to play in his first organized basketball league game.
* Jim and his friends often travel uptown, where they work in teams to snatch pocketbooks.
* After a game in the Bronx, the boys head back to their neighborhood, where they spend the rest of the evening getting drunk and high.
* Jim's family...
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