Most people are not fully aware of how to write a good book review, even though they have the subject in school even. The majority don’t know what a book review should contain, or what would be significant for their readers to have covered. It is perhaps difficult for them to start writing, as there are a number of things to take into consideration in order to write a good book review. Below, I will give you 3 important steps that will help you write a first class book review, even if you haven’t tried it before.
After reading this article, you no longer have any excuses for not writing a book review, because you can use this procedure to help, even if you have a completely blank page in front of you. Before I sketch out the 3 steps, I would like to add an optional step that will be very advantageous to have in this book review.
I am talking about the summary of the book. Most websites like Amazon or Goodreads already have a description on the book page, but if you choose to also write a short summary of the book yourself, you have to include the main plot in it above all else.
You must introduce the protagonist, what the conflict is about, and you can come up with a relevant question to capture the attention of your reader. It doesn’t even have to be a question as such; It could also be a short statement, but written in a way that raises questions to the reader.
Describe your overall perception about the book
This is very important as it helps the potential reader to form a clear picture of the book. You will have to include what speaks for and against the book, but you should write it in a way that doesn’t let your readers sit in limbo. Also, do not go into subjective details, such as whether or not you like the premade book cover designs that the author used. Instead you should give an overview of why you liked reading the book, so readers understand what you think aboutthe book.
Discuss the book’s height and lows
What your potential readers will remember best is the final conclusion in your book review. To be fair to the author and to be able to elevate the promise of its shortcomings, it is important to discuss the shortcomings first and then its merits in order to leave readers with something positive about the book that they will remember. You can start by discussing the things you didn’t like or what you think the author might have done differently.
Cite an excerpt
Make sure the quote doesn’t have any spoilers, for you don’t want to spoil the ending or anything else of importance for anyone who has not yet read the book. Since most readers love excerpts, it is very appropriate to give one them a small taste of the book, and the author’s style of writing. It doesn’t have to be a lot; Maybe a few paragraphs or even just a few sentences.
Bonus tip: Write your own conclusion
Based on your own opinions, judge everything about the book from your own perspective. Do not try to assume the role of a renowned critic, or imagine what your teacher might say about the book. Focus on what you individually got out of the book cover design, the synopsis and the summary, and most importantly base that conclusion on a real life experience of your own to show you can put things into perspective.