Writing a book review S. Barker Dalry Primary School


Writing a book review

S. Barker

Dalry Primary School

Why write a book review?

• It’s an easy way to let other people know if you enjoyed a book, or not, and why.

• You could help them to make a choice at the bookshop or in the library.

Important information to include:

• The title

This way, if someone wants to read the book, they know what to ask for at the library or the book shop.

• The author

This will also help people to search.

Also, if they enjoyed the book, they could look for more by this author.

Summarise the story

• Give a summary of the main parts of the story.

• Don’t give away any plot twists, or the ending.

• Make the book sound as exciting and interesting as possible!

Give your opinion

• Tell the reader whether you enjoyed the book or not.

• Remember to give a reason for your opinion!

• Be honest, don’t be afraid to say if you didn’t enjoy the book.

Check it over

Check your work for:

• Capital letters

• Finger spaces

• Full stops

Read your review to your partner. Does it make sense? What kind of improvements could you make?