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.
Prologue, Chapter 1 - Chapter 3 Abstract
* In the prologue a body is floating down the Yangtze River for miles and the farther it floats the more disfigured it becomes.
* A young boy kicks it thinking it is his friend then backs away in disgust. He tells no one.
* The body floats through the Three Gorges, and the...
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