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.
Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* Margery and Roger Bartlett's teenage son, Kevin, is missing, and the Smithfield Police haven't been able to find him.
* Spenser questions them about Kevin, and both parents become upset and begin bickering.
* The Bartletts continue to disagree about whether or not Kevin is a normal adolescent or one in need of therapy.
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