Book Review Part 3/7 How to Structure a Book Review.

welcome back now we continue with the

structure of the book review

first of all please do not use any

subheadings you are so welcome to have a

nice fine title but no subheadings in

short essays like this one first of all

you stop with the introduction and as I

mentioned earlier you should present the

title the author did John roux and a

couple of sentences about the actual

plot the seam then you come to the body

here is where you present information

about the contents of the novel that you

have read not much just a little bit and

you also present your opinions about the

book then you have the analysis and the

evaluation here you can go into details

about the setting as I mentioned or the

characters or the plot and finally you

end up with the conclusion let's go into

detail of this one if you look at the

introduction here as I mentioned once

again the basic information only and

second secondly the body there are two

main sections for this pot the first is

an explanation of the what the book is

about and the second is your opinion

about the book in how successful it is

of course there is a slight difference

between fiction and books that are

nonfiction some of you choose to read

biographies and it is possible to write

book reviews of them as well but of

course you cannot discuss them the

setting when when he is talking about it

but it is is it realistic so for a

fiction or other creative writing you

should think about priests providing a

brief description of the setting the

point of view who tells the story the

protagonists are the major characters

the distinct mode of tone but you don't

need to go into depths because that is

what you will do in the next section and

you give a very very concise plot

summary not

much it's not supposed to be a summary

of the whole story just a concise short

one of the major events and if it's a

nonfiction for instance some of you read

Roald Dahl's life then you present a

general overview of the author's topic

the main points and arguments

you need not summarize every chapter

every angle or anything just what you

found interesting yourself and if you

found this man realistic now we come to

the most interesting part where you

really can show that you can analyze and

evaluate where you can criticize a book

if you would like that and you have all

the chances of presenting your personal

opinions but you need to support them

with examples not saying just like I I

like it or I don't like it so some

questions that you might want to

consider did the author achieve his or

her purpose do you find the writing

effective powerful difficult beautiful

what are the strengths and weaknesses of

the book and if it's a none fiction is

he qualified enough to write about it do

you agree with what he's saying and what

is your overall response to the book did

you find it interesting moving dull

remember to present why or why not

would you recommend it to others why why


so remember to always motivate your

comments the conclusion here you pull

your thoughts together here you present

the impression the back left you with

you really stress what you would like

your reader to know about it

like for instance The Fault in Our Stars

many of you have read that book one

person says the story blasts away the

veil of secrecy and hooks you from the

very beginning that is a fantastic

summary of a book of

course you want to read it when you see

something like that so to write a book

review you need formal language how to

present opinions in academic writing but

that is something that I will present in

another film further on but it is

important when you write but you learn

to vary your language and use linking

words one example for instance is that

many of you can write I think that

Frankel presents weak arguments when he

tries to prove his point if we would

turn this into formal language we would

say a second weakness in Franco's

writing is in the assumptions he

sometimes makes to prove his point you

see both of these sentences are totally

correct but the second one proves that

you know English a little bit more on

depth so this is how you can improve

during the course even if you know

English fluently and you can listen and

talk and you have no problems with it

but then I really suggest you really

focus on varying your language and using

linking words and in the next little

film that you will see you will learn

from good examples or good book reviews

that I really really would like you to

take some time to read because they will

help you so much when it's time for you

to read your and write your own book

reviews so see you soon