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 1-2 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Tara Sullivan starts to hear the catch phrase, "Step on a crack, break your mother's back", all the time.
* At school, at dinner, during homework. She describes herself as someone who was normal until it started, but now she cannot get it to stop.
* Tara sees Kevin and Richard, her classmates...
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