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 through 13 Abstract
* Martha Boyle answers her front door to find a woman who introduces herself as Olive Barstow's mother.
* The woman says that she doesn't know if Martha really knew Olive well, but that Olive had left a journal.
* The woman then gives Martha a page of the journal, saying that she'd wanted her to...
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