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.
Part I, Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* In Chapter 1, Louis Zamperini lived in California at the age of 12 with his family of Italian immigrants.
* Louis did not speak English well and was bullied.
* In Chapter 2, Louis became a troublemaker after his father taught him how to box for protection.
* Louis started to steal on a consistent basis and...
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