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: Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Emily must explain divorce to the neighborhood children in Tenafly, NY in the 1930s.
* Sarah is injured in an accident, leaving a scar over and across one eye.
* On Christmas, Emily overhears a conversation between her parents and becomes hopeful that they will get back together.
* Sarah gets a job and meets...
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