What are the best things to include in a book review?

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  1. Barbara Kay profile image72
    Barbara Kayposted 11 years ago

    What are the best things to include in a book review?

  2. carol7777 profile image74
    carol7777posted 11 years ago

    Just my opinion.  Non-fiction. What is the book' s main message.  What did you learn from the book, Was the book well written to hold your interest. Would you recommend the book, Fiction:  Talk about the characters. Did the book hold your interest. Would you recommend the book. Did you feel the author really got you into the story.  Did you feel empathetic about the characters--almost feeling like you knwo them.  Did the plot run smoothly.  I am a mystery fanatic, and I have to love the characters before the plot.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 11 years ago

    I don't like book reviews that consist mainly of a synopsis. I can get that information from Amazon if I really want it. I've found a lot of great books from reading reviews, but I don't want to know too much about the book before I read it. I like to know what the reviewer thought of the book, the characters and the plot. I look to see if the reviewer makes recommendations for fans of a particular author or genre.

    1. carol7777 profile image74
      carol7777posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer to this.. You are right!

    2. Georgie Lowery profile image92
      Georgie Loweryposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  smile

  4. hubsy profile image68
    hubsyposted 11 years ago

    I particularly like book reviews that describe the kind of read it is. For example, is it a beach read or does it really make you think about the meaning of life, that kind of thing. When we are going to get a book to read, we're doing it because we're in a certain kind of mood, like, I'm bored, I want a funny book, or I'm feeling really down, I want a happy book. I like when book reviews tell you how that book makes the reader feel. You can check out some of the book review that I've written here on hubpages and see what I mean.

  5. bookkus profile image60
    bookkusposted 11 years ago

    You need to be able to relate the emotions of the book to the reviewer, good or bad. A review should emotionally move a reader to buy, read, or pass on a book. You need to realize that you do influence who buys and purchases books and that your review should emotionally sell people on a book. That's how to get people to like your book.

    I don't mean to over emphasis things or exaggerate, but word choice is a big player in this. I don't think I can do it yet, but I understand it.


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