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 Abstract
* The main character, Bone, is introduced with an explanation for how she received her name.
* Other family members are introduced.
* Mama dislikes the term "bastard" and tries to get it removed from Bone's birth record.
* Mama marries Lyle and gives birth to another daughter, Reese; Lyle dies in car accident.
* The courthouse burns to...
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