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book review due
ALL FRIDAY
• September 23
• October 28
• December 16
• February 10
• March 31
• May 19


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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?

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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) on the story and 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
You need to produce an original book review about every seven weeks 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.

Here are the book review due dates for the year:
Friday, September 23 (3 weeks from the start of school)
Friday, October 28 (5 weeks from the last due date)
Friday, December 16 (7 weeks)
Friday, February 10
(8 weeks)
Friday, March 31
(7 weeks)
Friday, May 19 (7 weeks)

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.
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