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 Abstract
* The story opens abruptly with the announcement that Jack Hawthorne runs over his younger brother with a tractor and kills him.
* Jack says the accident would have been avoided if he had put on the brakes.
* Jack sits frozen and watches as the piece of equipment runs over his brother.
* Jack is 12 at the...
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