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What does a Book Review Include?

Updated: May 24




Are you an author or an aspiring writer wondering what a reviewer includes in book reviews? Or perhaps a bookworm who enjoys sharing your thoughts or opinions on the latest book you have read?


The writing of a book review is a very upright way of informing your fellow readers of a new book. You may also want to warn other readers that a certain book is not expected by letting them read a review. Book reviews, however, help readers with everything they need to know about the book.


The following are the contents of what to include in writing a book review.


1. Hook


It is a section that attracts and stimulates the interest of the reader. Instead of skipping through, it causes the reader to read the review. In a book review, an exhilarating or thought-provoking statement could serve as a hook.



2. Vital Book Information


Share any broad information about the book that readers needed to be aware of. The title and author are self-evident choices. The year of the book is relevant if the book was published more than ten years ago. Make it a point to mention whether the book is part of a series and if the prequels are essential in understanding the story.



3. Summary of the Main Plot


Provide a synopsis to the readers for them to grasp the gist of the plot. To avoid spoiling the story for readers, omit the climax or book's conclusion and avoid providing spoilers.


Don’t give away the plot! You can describe the story as having an unexpected ending rather than disclosing what the finale is. If you want to include a spoiler, then put some warning or conceal it. It allows the reader to decide whether or not to read it.


Websites such as Amazon include a short overview of the book, which provides a draft that may be nonessential. Apply discernment whether supplying a brief overview of the book will benefit your review.



4. Book Critique


This portion of a book review is the principal focal point of a book review. This section comprises the lengthy part of the review. Indicate on what is the unique takeaway of the book.


Merely stating that the book was “bad” or “good” or that you like it or didn’t isn’t helpful at all to your readers. Let your readers understand why you consider that it’s a good book or why it is dissatisfying. Providing the specifics will help the reader mold their angle of whether they would appreciate reading the book.



5. Evaluation and Merit


After providing the critique of the book, let your readers know your judgment. You can also indicate who would particularly benefit or enjoy reading the book.


Did you dislike it personally due to time travel conflicts? but believe that fans of good space opera would enjoy it? Or is this another series that was beginning to feel stale and you were shocked by the establishment of some new characters?


Most sites that provide reviews have a star rating approach. Let your readers know your argument for selecting a specific rating. Providing a brief explanation on why you chose the rating could be helpful to your readers.



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