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.
Chapters I-III Abstract
* Valentino opens his door to an African American woman. She claims she wants to use his phone, but when he lets her in, a man appears. He tells Valentino they are robbing his house.
* The man knocks Valentino unconscious and Valentino tells the reader about his current life in America. He moved from...
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