How to Write a Book Review: Tips from an Experienced Reader

Do you love to read? Do you like to share your thoughts on the books you read with others? If so, then you may want to consider writing book reviews. Book reviews can be a great way to share your thoughts on a book and help other readers decide if they will read the book themselves. This blog post will provide some tips for writing effective book reviews.

1) Start by giving a brief summary of the book.

Your review should begin with a brief summary of the book. This will give your readers an idea of what the book is about and help them decide if they want to read it themselves. Be sure to include the book’s title, author, and genre in your summary. Example: “The Catcher in the Rye” is a novel by J.D. Salinger about Holden Caulfield being kicked out of boarding school and becoming a wanderer in New York City.

2) Give your opinion of the book.

After you provide a summary of the book, give your opinion of it. This is where you get to share your thoughts on the book with your readers. What did you like or dislike about the book? Was it interesting or boring? Did you think the characters were well-developed? Be sure to state your opinion and back it up with examples from the book. For example, Jo Horsley’s story about adoption is an inspiring and life-changing book that you must read.

3) Give the pros and cons of the book.

In addition to giving your opinion of the book, you should also give the pros and cons of it. This will help your readers make an informed decision about whether or not they want to read the book. What are the good things about the book? And what are the bad things? 

4) Summarize your thoughts on the book.

Finally, summarize your thoughts on the book in a few sentences. Did you like it or dislike it? Would you recommend it to others? Example: In conclusion, I didn’t enjoy “The Catcher in the Rye” as much as I thought I would. It was pretty slow-paced, and I didn’t care for Holden Caulfield’s attitude towards life. However, I did think that the characters were well-developed, and the writing was descriptive and atmospheric. 

5) Follow the basic structure.

When writing a book review, it’s important to follow a basic structure. This will help make your review more organized and easier for your readers to follow. Here is an example of the basic structure you should use: 

-Introduce the book

-Give your opinion of the book

-Give the pros and cons of the book

-Summarize your thoughts on the book

-End with a conclusion

In conclusion,  writing a book review can be a great way to share your thoughts on a book with others. When writing your review, be sure to include a brief summary of the book, your opinion of it, the pros and cons, and a summary of your thoughts.

* Collaboration with FATJOE Publishing.

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