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
* Ruby begins her story by describing the town in which she grew up, a small town called Honey Creek, Illinois.
* Ruth's father left when she was ten; Ruth's mother often told her her father's leaving was her fault because of the fighting.
* Ruth only has one happy memory of her family.
Chapters 3-4 Abstract
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