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Best Guide to Writing a Book Review

By Edited Jul 6, 2016 1 0

Book reviews are very popular and an easy way to create interesting and relevant articles. With the hundreds and thousands of paper and electronic ones written and published every day, there is an enormous amount of material to write about. Not only is the area enormous for topics, but substance is easy to find. In fact, there are a number of blogs that have chosen this subject and their analysis as a niche or theme. This specific area under discussion is massive which makes it easy and simple to discover topics to work with.

Why write one?

As a freelance writer, consider expanding your professional portfolio by adding a couple of terrific appraisals of written text to your byline. Building an awesome one is not as difficult as most people imagine. A wonderful assessment can impact your credibility in a positive way as well as build a constructive view of your skills for readers as well as clients.

How to write one

Following a specific outline or guide when fashioning one is a clear and concise way to put your thoughts together in a cohesive way. This is your take and opinion, from your point of view which could differ from other people who may have read the same info.

By following a template or master plan with a distinct pattern you are able to create work fast and easy. In fact, by sticking with an identifiable template words typically come quickly and you produce more in less time. These are the different parts  of one to bring together to form the best article possible.


Immediately share with what book you will be reviewing. Perform this by identifying the title and author. Generally you will give the “hook” for the material being assessed. In other words tell a reader why they will enjoy reading it or what it delivers to them. If you were disappointed , you will still be able to get a hook. Instead of why you enjoyed it, open with a quote, stat or even short bio of the author and their work.

The central them of the lead in is to compel them to want to read more. Therefore, finding something interesting or thought-provoking is key.


The overview does have a tendency in many circumstances to give away spoilers. If you are going to offer spoilers to the plot or characters give a clear warning before you do. The context of the text should set the scene.

Let them know if a storyline takes place on a spaceship circling Mars or in the backyard of a modern-day family in Hoboken, New Jersey. This is where you give the who, what, when and why of the narrative.

Describe the framework of a author’s intent in detail from your point of view. Remember, this is a personal assessment you are sharing.


The main points of the story are given at this point. Generally a couple of sentences at the most will tie everything together with a summary.


What is your own evaluation of the events put together by this author? What are your thoughts of about the text? Share your viewpoint and offer supporting facts or thoughts which confirm why you feel the way you do. Validating your points without writing 400 words or more is terrific.

This part does not necessarily need to be stark and void, but do not over do it.


Generally a conclusion confirms or recaps an introduction. If an author has any new books on the horizon or the storyline is one part of a series, this is the place to share that info. Even giving related material a person will find relevant from other writers is a wonderful idea for an interesting conclusion.

In conclusion

A terrific writer will read and expand their knowledge through absorbing all the written material they come across every day. Whether that matter is electronic or hard copy, the more you read the better you become in your profession.  Along your journey of reading, why not give your viewpoint on a book with a review? This article outlines what tools you need to create credibility and influence your ability by constructing a remarkable one again and again.

basic tips on writing the best reviews on books



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