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
* Emil Sinclair, a grown man, reflects on his coming of age in the early 1900s.
* His story begins when he is ten-years-old. In an effort to impress neighborhood bully, Franz Kromer, Sinclair invents a story about stealing apples.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Kromer demands money from Sinclair in return for not saying anything about the apples...
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