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 One: Chapters I through III Abstract
* 18-year-old Kira Argounova and her family arrive at Petrograd in 1922 following the Communist Revolution.
* Kira and her family stay with her uncle Vasili, who also refuses to join in the revolution.
* Kira wants to study engineering. Her cousin Victor is also studying engineering.
* Kira's family does not approve of...
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