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 Abstract
* Kira is in the Field of Leaving, waiting for her mother's spirit to leave.
* The reader learns that Kira's father, Christopher, is presumed dead.
* Kira worries about her future as a disabled member of her society.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Kira returns to her home to salvage anything not burned by the villagers.
* Kira meets her...
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