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 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* Sal's mother left one April morning. That night, her father chips away a wall and reveals a fireplace.
* A year before the story begins, Sal's father moves them from Bybanks, Kentucky, to Euclid, Ohio, where they meet Margaret and Phoebe.
* Sal starts a car trip with her grandparents to see her mother, who...
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