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Anatomy of a Book Review

What to include...

If you are reviewing fictional or literary non-fiction, provide your reader with a brief introduction--or teaser--explaining what the book is about.  Be sure to 

  • identify what genre the book represents and what audience it is aimed at.
  • discuss important elements, such as setting, point-of-view, main characters,themes.
  • give your reader an understanding of what the book is about, WITHOUT including SPOILERS! Keep surprising developments and details about the climax or resolution out of your description.

If you are reviewing an informational or analytical non-fiction book offer your reader 

  • insight into the context in which the book was written (place, time, circumstances).   
  • a summary of the author's thesis and most compelling arguements/points.  

Book Trailers are teasers!

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