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 1-2 Abstract
* Chapter 1
* The residents of Poplar Street enjoy a peaceful July afternoon.
* Cary Ripton is canvassing the neighborhood, delivering papers when a strange van enters the neighborhood.
* A newspaper article detailing a drive by shooting in Columbus where all members of the Garin family with the exception of Seth are killed concludes the chapter...
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