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.
Chapter One Abstract
* The novel begins with John's aunt sending him a letter. John gets letters from his aunt every week.
* The letters show the close relationship between the two characters.
Chapter Two Abstract
* John lives in a suburb of New Orleans called Gentility.
* John constantly watches...
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