Free Choice Novel (Fiction) Discussion Review Sheet Name:______________________
Please complete the following if you have read a novel ( fiction ) for your summer reading free choice. You may type or handwrite your responses onto this handout. As you will be using this information to discuss your book in class, make sure your answers are as fully developed as possible. This is due the first day of English class. Have it with you to hand in during your first English class of the school year.
What is the title of the book and how does the title relate to the content of the book?
Who wrote the book?
Is the point of view first, second, or third person and omniscient or limited? Why do you think the author(s) chose to write it in this point of view?
What is the author’s purpose and how does that show itself?
What is the setting (time and place)?
Summarize the plot (Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution).
Name and describe the main characters (appearance, personality, key traits, and whether they are static or dynamic).
What is the major conflict and is it internal or external?
What is the theme or central idea and how would you explain it in a single sentence?
What is the tone (author’s attitude toward subject) of the book?
List and label three examples of literary devices (metaphors, similes, personification, alliteration, foreshadowing, irony, satire, repetition, etc.). a. b. c.
Identify two symbols and explain their meanings. a. b.
Pick an important quotation from the book, write it, and then explain why you chose it.