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.
Chapter 1, Fortune (pgs. 3-7) Abstract
* Toby and his mother are driving from Florida to Utah to escape Toby's mother's abusive, obsessive boyfriend.
* Toby makes his mother buy his love.
* Toby's mother does not live in the present; she either daydreams about a better future or thinks about her past.
Chapter 1, Fortune (pgs. 8-22) Abstract
* Toby believes...
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