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 One, "Ysrael" Abstract
* Rafa and the narrator are walking to the shop to buy beer for their uncle.
* On the way to the shop Rafa and the narrator meet a boy called Ysrael.
Chapter Two, "Fiesta 1980" Abstract
* The narrator informs the reader that himself and Rafa live with their uncle in...
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