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.
Act 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* Vernon Little sits in the Sheriff's office in his underwear. Deputy Vaine Gurie returns with his clothes and leads him to the interrogation room.
* Vaine informs Vernon he is an accessory to murder.
Act 1, Chapter 2 Abstract
* As Vaine is asking Vernon where he was on Tuesday morning, Vernon's mother phones. She tells him...
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