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 through Chapter 3 Abstract
* The story opens in the Prologue in which Frank Mackey is waiting just up the street from his house for his girlfriend, Rosie Daley.
* Frank waits for some time outside the house, then goes inside and finds a note from Rosie which seems to indicate she changed her mind.
Chapters 4 through 7 Abstract
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