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.
Introduction and Part I Abstract
* Randy said that looks can be deceiving. While he looked healthy, he had 10 tumors on his liver that would kill him.
Part II Abstract
* A university offered a lecture series about lessons learned from life. Randy wanted to give a lecture.
Part III Abstract
* His wife didn't want him to as...
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