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 1 and 2 Abstract
* Fifteen year old Rayona is visiting her mother Christine in the hospital in Seattle, WA.
* Christine tries to leave the hospital so she can commit suicide after Rayona's father, Elgin, asks for a divorce.
* Rayona agrees to drive Christine to the cliff where she plans to drive off, but they run out of...
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