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Book Review May 22, 2007

Posted by Myke Bartlett in CSC Year 08 English 2007.
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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.
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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
• 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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