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
* The year is 1959, and Carlos's father, Louis XVI, announces that Fidel Castro has overthrown President Batista.
* Earlier, Carlos and his family had gotten caught in an exchange of gunfire, in which a stranger used Marie Antoinette as a human shield.
Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 Abstract
* The author describes Havana in 1958 as a beautiful place, full...
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