The sole purpose of writing a book review is to educate the reader about the book in order to help him decide whether he should read the book or not. Likewise, other types of review e.g. film review, product review have the identical purpose and should be approached in the same way. Review writing is a systematic process, given below are the complete details of this process and a sample review with
To have deeper insight about the content, it is better to read the book more than once. When you are reading the book, keep jotting down the important notes. Your main aim or making notes should be to answer the following questions that might be in the mind of your reader, especially when writing a review for fiction book:
However, if you are writing a review for non-fiction book, the questions will be slightly different:
When you read your notes, you will find they need a little bit of organizing. For writing a successful review, you should include the following elements and in similar order, however, the order can be changed depending on the requirements.
Now is the time to write the review based on the notes you have organized. You may criticize the book, compare it with another similar piece of writing and recommend this book. However, try to highlight the main theme of the book and do not include too many details. Furthermore, if you give away the ending of the book in your review, the reader might lose his charm in the book.
Some Vital Tips for Review Writing
Sample Review of a Fiction Book
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
|Asking a question in the start is a great way to engage the reader.||Does this book tell a passionate love tale or should we label it a true gothic story? In my opinion the classic novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte is a unique and gripping mixture of these two genres of writing. The story, written in 1847, which is a grand family saga resplendent with passion, desire, love and remorse, revolves around the two main characters Heathcliff and Catharine. Emily has cleverly mirrored these violent emotions with the atmospheric settings of wild Yorkshire uplands.||Book title, publishing date and author's name must appear in the introductory paragraph.|
Heathcliff is somewhat an anti-hero with his rough demeanors and lack of control over his emotions. Similarly, Catharine exhibits various flaws yet the reader feels a sympathetic relation with these two characters. For my part, this is the reason for the matchless brilliance of the novel. Most of the times, reader can be dismayed by the bizarre way that Heathcliff and Catharine behave but Emily has ensured that reader does not hate these characters.
|Second paragraph entails the characters.|
When Catharine's father adopts Heathcliff, who is an orphan boy, her brother Hindley feels intensely offended and indignant. On the contrary, Catharine develops a strong bond with him which later turns into a passionate, love association. When their father dies, Hindley becomes the family head and the first thing he does is forces Heathcliff to undertake the place of a servant. Though Catharine is in love with Heathcliff, yet she marries Edgar Linton who is closer to her social status. Her betrayal leads to a tear-jerking tragedy.
|The plot of the story in an unremitting elegance.|