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 Abstract
* When Jamie sees his mother's boyfriend Van throwing his baby sister Nin across the room they move to his mother's friend, Earl, in New Hampshire. Jamie explains that the only reason Nin didn't die that night is that his mother walked into the room the same time as Van was threw her, catching her...
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