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 1-3 Abstract
* Seven months before the novel begins, Penn Cage's wife passes away.
* On a trip to Disney, Penn's daughter "sees" her mother everywhere. On this trip, Penn decides to return to his hometown to build a new life for himself and his daughter.
* When Penn calls his parents, they are thrilled that Penn and...
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