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
* We are introduced to Mary Call and her family in this chapter. Her mother died years ago and her father is on his deathbed.
* Mary Call, only 14, is left with the responsibility of the Luther family.
* The family is poor and lives in the mountains as sharecroppers.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* To complicate matters, Roy Luther...
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