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.
Prologue through Chapter 5 Abstract
* The Burpo family is traveling to visit their young nephew, Bennet; their last family trip had been a true disaster when one of their children had almost died.
* As they traveled through North Platte, they remembered how they spent a traumatic 15 days there, praying for Colton's survival.
* When they asked the boy...
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