Writing a book review S. Barker Dalry Primary School
Why write a book review? It’s an easy way to let other people know if you enjoyed a book, or not, and why. You could help them to make a choice at the bookshop or in the library.
Important information to include: The title This way, if someone wants to read the book, they know what to ask for at the library or the book shop. The author This will also help people to search. Also, if they enjoyed the book, they could look for more by this author.
Summarise the story Give a summary of the main parts of the story. Don’t give away any plot twists, or the ending. Make the book sound as exciting and interesting as possible!
Give your opinion Tell the reader whether you enjoyed the book or not. Remember to give a reason for your opinion! Be honest, don’t be afraid to say if you didn’t enjoy the book.
Check it over Check your work for: Capital letters Finger spaces Full stops Read your review to your partner. Does it make sense? What kind of improvements could you make?