Book Review Questions



The essence of a good book review at All You Can Books Review relies on whether it answers the questions of the reader, and one of the most important aspects of the book is who it was written by. As a result, a little information about the author should be included. Doing this adds more “personality” to the review. After all, you can’t have a book without an author!

Here are some questions you should think about when you write your book review. These all pertain to the author.

1. What is the subject of the book, and how does it relate to the author? Here, you can explore whether the subject is based on an actual event in the author’s life, thereby adding more credibility. If not, it can show that the author has a fascinating ability to write about a subject foreign to them.

2. What is the approach the author takes to write about the subject of the book?

3. What kind of style does the author use? Why do you think they used this style? Is it more effective in expressing their story than another?

4. What is the purpose of the book – why did the author write it? Sometimes, a book is written more than just to be an expression of creativity. The author of your book may have written it to promote a particular social message.

5. What is your personal opinion of how the author has expressed their story? Do you like it?

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