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 1-4 Abstract
* Chapter 1: "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" picks up the day after the previous novel left off. Two people, Salander and her father, Zalachenko, are being airlifted to a hospital. Both have been shot, although Salander took a bullet to her brain. Dr. Jonasson is assigned to both of them.
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