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A Few Points Before Writing A Book Review

When you write a book review, consider a few things before tackling the project. Doing so will allow you to write a better, more balanced review. Tips are courtesy of All You Can Books Review.

1. When you review a book, approach it fairly and with an open mind. Sure, you can point out any shortcomings, but explain completely why you felt that they were in fact shortcomings in your perspective. After all, some people may not think that what you thought was a problem actually is in their opinion.

2. Express your thoughts and ideas of the book as concisely as possible, using words that accurately capture your perspective. You shouldn’t leave room for misinterpretation.

3. Feel free to express your opinions, and never muffle your ideas just because they aren’t the same as popular opinion. You’re the writer of the book review, so it’s your opportunity to voice your beliefs on the book. Just be prepared to back your opinions up with reasons why. To justify your argument, be specific. You may want to draw from the book, using quotes to fully illustrate your perspective.

4. Of course it doesn’t all have to be negative. You can certainly include compliments, again explaining why you thought this way.

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?

Tips on Writing a Book Review

Book reviews are a fantastic way to get a deeper understanding of a particular book. It helps you formulate an opinion and solidify it with evidence to support your claims. To write an effective book review, All You Can Books follows these steps:

1. Preparation
After reading the book you want to review, make a few notes. Get into the mindset of the reader of your book review, and attempt to answer their questions. These questions tend to be related to what the story is about and what makes it so important. You can also make a few notes about your overall opinion, and why you think this way.

2. Layout
Begin by introducing the title and author of the book at the very beginning, as well as the genre it is (adventure, romance, comedy, etc) and the moral. in every subsequent paragraph, make a valid point and use evidence from the book to support it.

3. Make Sure to Include:
The parts of the book you enjoyed and did not.
Why you thought this, with page numbers or quotes taken.
A bit about the author.

4. The Conclusion
The ending of your book review should sum up your key points and prove to the reader of your review that this book should or should not be read.

These steps are what’s typically included in reviews at All You Can Books Review.