Have you read a book lately and really thought you had something to say but was unsure how to go about it? Have you read reviews that really did not make much sense or was so vague that you did not have a clue as to what the book was about? There are many people writing reviews for books they haven't bought or read, they write them for the money. While there is nothing wrong with getting paid for your reviews, there should be some standards for writing them. If you want to learn how to write a great book reviews keep reading.
A good book review is a mixture of evaluation and summary. Here are a few tips suggested by HG Nadel to get you started on the way to great reviews.
Opening statement should be catchy. You want to compel the reader to read more. It should also include the following in all book reviews: Authors first and last name, title of the book, and number of pages. You can also include the publisher and year all of this will give the reader a way to look for the book if they want to purchase or read it at a library.
Next comes the introduction. This is where you give the audience a synopsis of the book. Include things like the genre, main ideas and cast of characters.
Critic the writing style, and discuss any interesting story lines and points. Use excerpts or quotes when needed, to enhance your point of view. Is there a lesson to be learned? What social relevance does it have? Is it relatable? These are a few of the question you should answer in this section of your book review.
Conclusion. This is where you talk about what you liked or disliked and give a summary of the entire book. It is here that you are free to discuss your personal feelings about the work. Talk about the language, if it is easy to read and understand and is there continuity. Also a recommendation to future readers can be added here.
There are many opportunities to make a few buck writing reviews. You do not have to agree with an author or like the book 100% to give a decent review. The idea here is to be objective and judge a book on literary competency. A review should not be solely comprised of your personal opinions but have some intrinsic value.
HG Nadel is a self published author and writer. She has worked as a SAG/AFTRA agent but she step-up in her professional career and start writing. She gives meticulous attention to detail and is a very skilled communicator and now she is is working with children in their personal development. She has written numerous screenplays, music lyrics, novels and provides writing skills, learning to self-edit more effectively to her young learners.
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