Use as many or as few of these to guide you in your review.
The point of a review is to help others decide if they would like to read the book and why.
My first impression of the book was . . .
Compared to other books in this genre, this book was . . .
The writing is similar to this author/this book . . .
Who do you think the author was trying to reach?
Who will want to read this book?
The CHARACTERS were
believable, boring, flat,
likeable, recognizable, one-sided
interesting, unrealist, multi-dimensional
The DIALOGUE was . . .
realistic, melodramatic, witty
rough,, funny, serious
over the top, subtle,
The PLOT was . . .
familiar, contemplative, fast paced
unique, complex, slow
DESCRIPTIVE WORDS AND PHRASES THAT YOU MIGHT USE TO DESCRIBE THE BOOK INCLUDE . . .
entertaining, lyrical, compelling, slice of life
memorable, pass along, if you enjoyed, down to earth
can't put down, must read, daring, well told
page turner, discussable, controversial, not for fans of
plodding, readable, bland, high interest
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