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How To Write A Book Review [2022]

Reading books and not being able to summarize them in a few lines or paragraphs has been a big issue to all the bookworms. I being a bookworm have gone through this situation where I try to summarize the book in a few paragraphs but miserably fail to do so. However, I have come up with a solution to this problem where I can now easily write what I felt reading any book. Technically, when you write something about the books you read, it is called reviewing the book. Well, here are some of the tips and tricks that can help you write a book review:

How To Write A Book Review [2022]

1. Start with the brief introduction of the author
This is a clever idea of writing a review. Introducing the author of the book can quickly catch the targeted readers/audience of your review. Also, while introducing the author, you must research his previous books or the genre on which s/he usually pens his article. This builds up your confidence level and helps you write more.

2. Write a couple of sentences about the book
After introducing the author, it becomes easier to write about the book, starting right from its genre. Explaining the genre and its theme gives a sneak peek at the book and its contents. If the book is part of a series, it can be useful to mention this but without giving any spoilers and revealing plot twists.

3. Write what are the aspects you loved about the book
Focus on your thoughts and feelings about the story and the way it was told. You could try answering a couple of the following questions:

  • Who was your favorite character, and why?
  • Did the characters feel real to you?
  • Did the story keep you guessing?
  • What was your favorite part of the book, and why?
  • Were certain types of scenes written particularly well – for example, sad scenes, tense scenes, mysterious ones.
  • Did the book make you laugh or cry?
  • Did the story grip you and keep you turning the pages?

4. Write what you didn’t love about the book or its characters
Talk about why you think it didn’t work for you. For example:

  • Did you wish the ending hadn’t been a cliffhanger because you found it frustrating?
  • Did you find it difficult to care about the main character, and could you work out why?
  • Was the story too scary for your liking, or did it focus on a theme you didn’t find interesting?

5. Quote your favorite lines, sentences from the book giving reference to the page numbers
This is always the best idea to attract readers to your review. Make a habit of underlining catchy sentences while reading any books and later you can keep it in your review, referring to the page numbers as well.

6. Book Rating
Give the book a rating, if you wish to last but not the least, end your review recommending the book to specific readers group based on age or profession. Also, you can always leave a review rating of the book.

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