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.
Preface by the Author and Introduction by the Editor | Chapter 1, Childhood Abstract
* In the preface, the author notes that she has changed the names of several characters including her own.
* The author tells the reader that all of the significant stories and drama are true.
* The editor backs up the author's claim that all of the...
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