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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Brothers Mark and Ricky sneak away to smoke cigarettes.
* Boys witness a man trying to kill himself by carbon monoxide poisoning.
* Mark tries to foil the attempt by removing the hose from the exhaust pipe twice.
* The man catches Mark the second time and throws him in the car with him.
* While trying...
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