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.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* The story opens with Lamar Pye and his cousin serving time in a maximum-security prison. While in prison, Lamar befriends Richard Peed, a man serving time for stabbing his mother in the eyes. Richard is drawing a picture of a naked woman with a lion for Lamar.
* While Lamar...
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