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 1-3 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, in May 1945, a Western Union messenger made his way to Patrick Hastings in Owego, New York to tell Patrick Hastings that his daughter was missing.
* Margaret Hastings had two sisters, and her mother had died.
Chapters 4-5 Abstract
* In Chapter 2, Margaret was a secretary at Hollandia, New Guinea and was part...
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