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.
Part 1, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Abstract
* Nicholas is a self-involved child and disinterested teacher.
* He is in a relationship with Alison, but realizes that he is lying to her and using her.
* Nicholas is searching for a job and decides to accept a position at a private boy's school in Greece.
Part 1, Chapters 7, 8 and 9 Abstract
* When he arrives...
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