Easy to Follow Book Review Format

With a proper book review format you have more chances to succeed. But what if you don’t have inspiration and energy to write at the moment? Thinking “who can write my book report for me?” Well, we certainly can and we will!

Writing a book review is perhaps one of the less complicated kinds of academic writing since there is no definite correct way of writing one so long as the important parts of a typical book review format is utilized. A book review is a reflection of the student’s opinion, evaluation, and analysis of the book and not just a mere summary of the entire text. It is said to be highly personal since the points of view of a student are given as well as their criticisms. At times, book reviews seek to reveal a concealed meaning in the author’s writing.

An easy to follow and typical book review format usually starts with the preliminaries such as stating the title of the book, its author, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, and the number of pages. What follows next is the making of an introduction to at least give the reader a preview of the review. It is sometimes followed by background information of the book in order to set out criteria in judging a book. This includes the author’s basic information such as the era in which he wrote the book, or how it relates to his life experience. Then it is followed by writing a short summary of the content or text of a novel, history book, or any other type of book.

The plot of the book should be written in about three to four sentences. The plot talks about what the story is all about; who are the main protagonists and antagonists; what did the main characters perform in the story; did the main characters encounter any problems or hindrances, etc. The next part of a book review format is the narration of personal experiences in relation to any of the characters in the story. The student writer may also compare the things that the characters did in the story, and relate it to his personal story, or compare the emotions felt by the characters to his own personal emotions.

After the summary is the evaluation of the book. This includes identifying the point of view of the author in a certain event. Issues that may be subject of discussion in this part include whether or not the book has obtained its objective, or the particular points that the author failed to convince the reader. In the process of doing so, the student should be very distinct in separating his own point of view from that of the author’s to avoid confusion. Analysis of the book’s key themes is included. Sources used by the author may also be indicated; did he use primary sources only, or secondary sources, or a combination of both.

The final portion of a book review format is wherein the dislike or approval of the student is written, as well as the favorite and least favorite portion of the book. The critical analysis or the opinion made by the student in certain points of the book should be justified by the student and explain the disagreement with the author. The student writer’s recommendations conclude the book review. It states whether or not the student will highly recommend the book to others. The book review format may vary according to what the instructor prefers, but in cases wherein no specific format is required, it is better to stick to a simple format and choose one that the student writer will be most comfortable with.

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    3 Responses to “Easy to Follow Book Review Format”

    1. Mina Kelley says:

      This is just what I was looking for. Now that I have retired I hope to take up writing again. I was a technical writer for a long time but the economics of the times sent me into insurance. That is what a BA in English sometimes does.

      I am starting out with a book review for our small church newsletter. We will see how it goes from there.

    2. deepankar says:

      hiiiiii,
      nice

    3. willie says:

      that’s really sweet and awsome

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