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Book/Movie Review

A review is NOT a summary.  It is a critical discussion of the book/movie. As a reviewer, you should combine accurate analytical skills with a strong personal response.

The main elements of a book/movie review include:

  • Title and author of the book or the director or actors.

  • A very short summary of the plot (2-3 sentences; what was the main conflict/problem?)
    The setting: the place and time of the plot.
    Some information about main characters and their roles in the book/movie
    Main themes/elements of the book/movie (Moral/message)

  • The main part is commenting on the book or movie: 
    Let others know whether or not you liked the book/movie. 
    Why do you like it? Why don't you like it?
    Is the author's style good or bad, is the book/movie interesting or boring, etc.
    Do you want to recommend the book/movie?