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.
Part 1, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Abstract
* Andy recalls traveling to a small town to watch a total eclipse of the sun.
* Andy, Claire, and Dag comment on what the sun makes them think of.
Part 1, Chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7 Abstract
* Andy says that he and his friends came to Palm Springs, California to make their lives worthwhile.
* The three friends...
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