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Writing a book review...

Steps for Writing a Book Review


Introduction – 1 or 2 sentences

  • Share the book’s author, title, and genre
  • Explain when and where the story takes place (setting).


Extension: Mention the book’s main idea. What do you think the author wanted you to ‘take away’ from reading this book?


Summary – 2 sentences maximum

  • Briefly share the basic story line – ‘Who is doing what and why?’

  • Reminder: Be careful not to give away anything that would ruin the book for another reader. This is a teaser! This should include the main problem (conflict) but not the solution (resolution).


Opinion Statement – 2 sentences maximum

  • Give your honest reaction. What was the best or worst part of the book? Is it interesting, memorable, thought-provoking?

OR

  • Make connections. Relate your book to other books and movies, personal experiences, or life in general.


Conclusion – 1 sentence maximum

  • Offer advice for potential readers and/or recommend the book in a ‘if you liked X book, you might also like this one’ fashion.

  • OR

  • Close with a direct comment on the book, and tie together ideas you shared in the review.


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RUBRIC FOR WRITING A BOOK REVIEW