Let's write a book review! There are many ways to write a review. If you receive a review at work, or a critique of a manuscript, it could point out both positive and negative things in regard to your performance. That type of review is meant to help you grow in your career or craft. So what is the best way to review a book that has already been published? May I suggest that we look at it like this: What can we say to honor this piece of literature? It is true, reviews can also get opinionated, and that is fine. But, after working so hard to get to the point of publication, why not honor that hard work? What did you like? What were your favorite parts? What evoked your feelings?
A review can also be a summary or retelling of main events in a story. Take a look at a book jacket, and you can find great examples.
When you have completed your review this week, consider reading one of the featured June books in the Carrie On...Book Clubs section of this site and submit it to us. Have fun!