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.
* The Wingo family is introduced as a dysfunctional group growing up during the 1950s.
* Tom's father is cold and base while his mother is beautiful and elegant.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Tom's childhood is one of fluctuations and extraordinary changes that leave the Wingo children irrevocably scarred.
Chapter 2 Abstract...
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