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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Ronnie is a high school dropout in 1968.
* Ronnie's mother doesn't understand why he fights so much and carries hatred in his heart.
* Ronnie enlists in the Marines because he has a temper and likes to fight.
* Bobby is proud to go to Vietnam and carry on the family tradition of enlisting...
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