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.
Section 1, pp. 9-22 Abstract
* The book starts in a small town in Sicily with a bus about to leave for Palermo.
* A man attempts to get on the bus, but is shot before he is able to.
* All of the bus passengers disappear and the driver is stunned that this has happened.
* Police begin looking for...
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