the first chapter i dont knw how to start becuse i want to find the summary first
Maybe focusing on the character of Beka will also help you find a focal point from which to approach your reading. Beka is a talented and energetic though perhaps short-sighted adolescent who would rather get lost in her grandmother's stories of bygone times in Belize than think about the importance of her studies and undertake to accomplish them. As a result, she fails to be elevated to the next level of study in her Catholic school for girls. Beka has a friend, Toycie, whose association with her boyfriend leads her to despair because of an unwanted teen-age pregnancy. It is Toycie's death in a storm that calls Beka to attention and compels her to take her studies seriously and to find her own unique voice with which to speak out in her own person.