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.
Section 1: Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Abstract
* Mike introduces himself saying he is writing his story from prison, where he has been for 9 years, because he is a mute.
* He says something happened to him when he was 8 that took his voice away. He is not yet ready to write about that, so he warns this story will be...
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