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 1-4 Abstract
* Thomas amputates his right hand to protest Operation Desert Shield.
* The twins' mom tells them about her Papa, whose life story she has never read.
* Thomas is transported to the hospital and wonders why his stepfather doesn't visit.
* Dominick tries to contact Settle, Thomas' usual home.
Chapters 5-8 Abstract
* In 1958, Ma takes the...
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