Blogging: Book Reviews
Today you will begin working on your second blog post -- a book review. You will need your Writers' Notebook to draft your review. After a teacher has edited your draft, you may begin typing up your post!
What details should be included in your book review?
A) Your topic sentence should include the book title, author and genre.
B) Introduce the book by giving a short summary of the setting (Where and When), characters(Who) and the main plot/problem/dilemma (What and Why), but be sure not to give away the ending!
C) Think of a question to leave your reader wanting more (a cliffhanger).
A) Describe your favorite part of the book. This could be particular scene or plot point, or the overall tone of the story (clever, mysterious, funny).
B) Make a personal connection between yourself and the book. Is there a character you identify with? A scene that reminds you of something that has happened in real life?
C) Conclude your book review with a recommendation for your readers. For example, "If you liked ______, you'll love ______." Or, "I recommend _________ to anyone who enjoyed reading ______." Don't forget to explain your recommendation!