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 1-2 Abstract
* The reader is introduced to Benji, an African American teenager who lives in New York City. He and his younger brother, Reggie, are only 10 months apart and used to be mistaken for twins.
* Benji refers to himself and his brother as "separated twins" because they have since separated a bit. Benji remembers realizing...
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