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2 NOTE: To change the image on this slide, select the picture and delete it. Then click the Pictures icon in the placeholder to insert your own image. WRITING A BOOK REVIEW 2NA February, 2013

3 Writing a book review A book review describes, analyzes and evaluates. The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book. What is a book review?

4 While reading, consider Title Characters & plot What does it suggest? What was the story about? Who are the main characters? Are they credible? What do they do in the story? Do the main characters run into any problems? Adventures? Who is your favourite character and why?

5 After reading  Could you relate to any of the characters in the story? Your personal experience Your opinion  Do you like the book?  What was your favorite part of the book?  Do you have a least favorite part of the book?

6 After reading  Would you recommend this book to another person? Your recommendation

7 Vocabulary Fascinating Moving Brilliant Hilarious Gripping Well-written Fascinating Moving Brilliant Hilarious Gripping Well-written A detective story A romantic novel An adventure story A science fiction novel A historical novel A humorous story A thriller A detective story A romantic novel An adventure story A science fiction novel A historical novel A humorous story A thriller Great Skilled Observant Gifted Perceptive Entertaining Great Skilled Observant Gifted Perceptive Entertaining Types of book Adjectives to describe the story/book

8 Useful Language What I liked  What I liked most was.....  The thing I liked most was...  I was pleasantly surprised by  It would appeal to.....  If you get a chance to.... What I disliked  What I disliked most was.....  I was disappointed by  I was disappointed with.....  I was very disappointed by.....  I was very disappointed with....

9 An example Twilight

10 Review Twilight is the story of Edward and Bella’s romance. Forget any vampire romance you have read before, Twilight is so unique it is almost like it is in its own genre. The book is marketed at Young Adult readers but, in my opinion, it will satisfy both teenagers and adults alike. The story is told in first person from the perspective of Bella, so the reader only ever knows what she knows, making Edward and his family a mystery that is slowly unravelled throughout the book. Even by the end of the book I was still thirsting for more of the Cullen family back story. Bella herself is a well written and realistic character, shy and lacking in confidence, her sarcastic inner voice narrates the story for the reader.

11 Review Twilight is the story of Edward and Bella’s romance. Forget any vampire romance you have read before, Twilight is so unique it is almost like it is in its own genre. The book is marketed at Young Adult readers but, in my opinion, it will satisfy both teenagers and adults alike. The story is told in first person from the perspective of Bella, so the reader only ever knows what she knows, making Edward and his family a mystery that is slowly unravelled throughout the book. Even by the end of the book I was still thirsting for more of the Cullen family back story. Bella herself is a well written and realistic character, shy and lacking in confidence, her sarcastic inner voice narrates the story for the reader. 1. Introduction 1.What novel 2.Type of novel 3.who for 2. Main character 1.Name 2.First person 3.Opinion 3. Style 1. descriptive

12 Review The romance between Edward and Bella is both touching and compelling. There is a feel to their impossible love, yet at the same time they are both unwilling to give up hope. I have heard Twilight described as “a vampire story for people who don’t like vampire stories” and I strongly agree with that. This book really has something for everyone. Young adult readers, vampire fans or romance readers will all find Twilight to be an appealing story. The book is quite long but don’t let that put you off reading it because each page is to be savoured. Believe me, this is one book that you won’t want to end. (240 words)

13 Review The romance between Edward and Bella is both touching and compelling. There is a feel to their impossible love, yet at the same time they are both unwilling to give up hope. I have heard Twilight described as “a vampire story for people who don’t like vampire stories” and I strongly agree with that. This book really has something for everyone. Young adult readers, vampire fans or romance readers will all find Twilight to be an appealing story. The book is quite long but don’t let that put you off reading it because each page is to be savoured. Believe me, this is one book that you won’t want to end. (252 words) 4. Plot Impossible love Fight love 5. Opinion & Conclusion

14 Your turn…

15 Book Review Write words in an appropriate style. Your teacher has asked you to write a review for a novel you have read recently. The best reviews will go in the school magazine. Review the book giving your opinion and saying whether or not you would recommend it.


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