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 1-4 Abstract
* Chapter 1: Chapter one begins with a description of the Mulkerin house in Malibu, California.
* From the front porch one can see hills, boulders and sandstone outcroppings. The Pacific Ocean is seen off in the distance.
* The Mulkerin family consists of Eileen Mulkerin and her sons Michael and Sean.
* Eileen is raised in Ireland...
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