A Youth Column
a Book Report
May Not Seem Fun at First
To Write A Book Report
It is not easy to write a book report, despite
the fact that it offers you a chance to understand
the work and its author. One difference between
a book review and a book report is that a
book report expects you to write a summary
of the text in a straightforward way. Here
are the steps to follow in writing a book
the book report expects to get middle-level
grade or even the higher grades, it should
consist of a summary of the plot and an analysis
of the theme. Professional instructors say
that you will need to include certain points
that will show the reader why you found the
book interesting. Some of the details to include
here are the author, publication year, title,
a number of pages, where the story is set,
the plot, name of characters, and quotes and
examples from the book that support your view.
You will also need to take the time to read
the entire book as you pay special attention
to the characters and points of the plot.
When reading a fiction book, consider the
main characters, the key events, their actions,
and the setting. Consider the major symbols
and topic. If the book is nonfiction, consider
the main idea and be sure to talk about it.
Experienced essay writers say that the body
will be a test on your creativity especially
when writing a report on a business book.
You will need to let your teacher and classmates
know why they should pay attention to this
book. Consider the connection between hidden
elements and try to figure out if these have
a hidden meaning. The key part of the paper
is the body. Ensure that you have an extended
summary of the book even as you identify the
author’s thesis and provide remarks
on the writing style and tone of the writer.
Consider the following point when writing
the book enjoyable?
genre was the book in?
fiction, which character played a key role
relating to the overall theme?
Was the book well written?
Is the book written as a continuing series?
Can you identify the writer’s thesis?
What writing style is used in the book?
Are you able to identify the tone of the
Is there an obvious bias or slant in the
writing the body, you will use notes to guide
you in writing an extended summary. Include
your impressions and thoughts here. Focus
on the key incidences in the book’s
storyline and consider how they are related
to the book’s theme. Consider how the
details are brought together by the setting
and character. You want a situation where
you can discuss the plot, any conflict example
that you come across and if the story is able
to resolve itself. You can also look at other
book reports written by professional paper
of all, there are a lot of books you can refer
to if you want to get additional information
on writing the reviews. The most competent
editions that you can use are How
to Write a Literature Review by Jim
To Write A Review by Michele Marinel,
To Write a Simple Book Review by
Allyson R. Abbott. As you move towards the
end of the book, you will want to consider
additional opinions and impressions such as:
you find the ending satisfactory? (If the
work is fiction)
there strong evidence to support the thesis?
(If the work is nonfiction)
What notable or interesting facts do you
recognize about the book’s author?
Can you recommend the book?
these details in the last two paragraphs.
There are instructors who will want you to
re-state the name, as well as the book author,
in this concluding paragraphs. Like it is
always the case, consult your assignment guide
in case you have any questions on their instructions.
Lori Meyer is an American
writer and blogger. In 2003 she established
‘Young Generation Platform’ –
a platform where gifted children present their
talents in diverse spheres, starting from
ballet, painting, playing musical instruments
and many other activities.