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Across the Universe Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-10 Summary

Beth Revis
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Chapters 1-10 Summary

Chapter 1: Amy

The story begins with Amy and her parents in a cryo lab, deciding who will be frozen first.

"Mom wanted me to go first. I think it was because she was afraid that after they were contained and frozen, I'd walk away, return to life rather than consign myself to that cold, clear box" (Chap. 1, p. 1).

The mother ends up going first so Amy will not be afraid. The process is explained, from inserting an IV to sealing the eyes, inserting tubes into the stomach, and eventually, filling the clear box with a strange blue liquid. Lastly, the box is flash frozen and then put into a drawer, similar to a morgue.

Before the father goes into the box to start his process, he tells Amy that she will go last. If she chooses, she can stay behind and live with her aunt...

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