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
* Although it was an Olympic trial being held in Princeton, New Jersey, there was very little public recognition or coverage by the press.
* A handful of cardboard signs had been hastily put up for the few who might have been interested in watching the events.
* There were no team managers, chartered buses or arranged...
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