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Book Review May 22, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 English 2007.

You’ve all had plenty of time to read a few books now, so it’s time for you to choose one of them to review. You can write on any book you’ve read, including Lockie Leonard.
We’ve already written film reviews, so you should have a good idea of what you’ll need to do. Like last time, we’ll start by answering some questions:

• What are you reviewing? What is it about? What’s the plot?

• What genre does it fit?

• What is the tone? (Is it funny or scary or sad or exciting?)

When and Where questions

• When does the action take place?

• Where does the action take place?

Who questions

• Who wrote it? What else have they done?

• Who are the main characters?

• Who’s the intended audience? (Is the book written for children, Young Adults etc.)

• Who has said what about this? Why? (You’ll need to research some reviews on the internet)

How questions

• How does it convey its tone? Is it successful in making the reader feel a certain way? (eg. Which events are exciting or sad or funny? Does the way things are written about make the audience feel a particular emotion?)

Evaluation questions

• Did I like this in general? Why?

• What specifically did I like/dislike? Why?

• How could it be improved? Why would particular changes help?



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