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.
May, Chapter 1: The Committee Abstract
* Patrick Dismuke is a 15-year-old boy who has been a patient at Hermann Hospital all his life. Patrick has Hirschsprung's disease, and is unable to digest food, so he is fed via a nutrient drip, and spends more time in the hospital than out of it.
* The line that feeds Patrick...
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