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book review due
ALL FRIDAY
• October 27
• December 15
• February 9
• April 13
• June 1


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Writing Book Reviews

Book Review Questions Answered on this Page:
1 What is a Book Review?
2 What Are Other Forms of Review Writing?
3 How Often Do I Need to Write a Book Review in English Class?
4 Where Can I Get Help Writing My Book Review?
5. What Are the Book Review Due Dates?
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1 What is a Book Review?
In short, a book review is a written work that summarizes the plot of a book without revealing too much and then discusses non-plot aspects of the book, such as themes. A book review is an almost even mix of plot summarization and commentary (opinion and analysis) on the writing.

2 What Are Other Forms of Review Writing?
Other forms of review writing you're probably already familiar with include music and movie reviews. Below are a few web sites to get you thinking about review writing:

MUSIC — Rolling Stone Reviews
MOVIES — Rotten Tomatoes
PRODUCTS — See reviews for gadgets and gizmos you own at Amazon.com

3 How Often Do I Need to Write a Book Review in English Class?top
Usually you'll need to produce an original book review about every month and a half throughout the school year. For the most part, we read fiction in ninth grade, but you can always make a deal with Mr. Stratton if you'd like to read something from a different genre.

4 Where Can I Get Help Writing My Book Review?top
If you need help writing your book review, you can refer to these resources:

Write A Book Review with Rodman Philbrick
FindMeABook.com, is also a great place to look at examples of book reviews.

5 What Are the Book Review Due Dates?top
Book reviews are due at the start of class on these dates throughout the year:

Friday, October 27 (8 weeks)
Friday, December 15 (7 weeks)
Friday, February 9
(8 weeks)
Friday, April 13
(9 weeks)
Friday, June 1 (6 weeks)
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