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 1-2 Abstract
* Pavel has a large tumor on his neck and is told to report to the cancer ward.
* Pavel is allowed to have a private nurse and room.
* The other patients mock Pavel and he does not try to learn their names either.
Chapter 3-5 Abstract
* Zoya is a night nurse who is trying...
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