The review could include:
- Characters, setting, plot
The following questions will guide your discussion, critique or review:
- Who are the main characters in the book and what are they like?
- Was the main character in the story perfect, or did he/she make mistakes?
- Did any character in the story have to overcome difficulty? If so, what do you think about the way he/she did it?
- Was there anyone in the story who seemed lonely? How did the author make you think so?
- Which character did you dislike and why?
- Where does the story take place?
- What is the time frame of the story?
- How does the setting of the story affect the plot?
- If this story were a play, what main event would make up each act?
- How does the title of the book relate to the story?
- What do you think about this story?
- Have you read any other books that are similar to this book? Name them and explain how they are similar.
- Describe this book with one word.
- Could you get into an argument about this book? Why? Which side of the argument would you defend? Why?
- After you read this story, did you feel as though you wanted to do something or change something? What?
- Did anything in the book change your mind about something? If so, what?
- Was there anything in this book you didn’t believe?
- When you read this book, did you get any ideas that were not actually put into words?
- Did the story end the way you expected? Would you like to change the ending in any way?
- Did you like the book? What part did you particularly enjoy? Why?
- Do you think you would enjoy living like, or being like, the person in the story? Why?
- Did any part of the book bore you? Why?
- Has anything ever happened to you like what happened in the story?
- Did you learn a lesson from this book? What was it?
- What are the author’s credentials?
- Does he/she have other works? How does this work relate to the other works?
- Is the author relating his/her work to a personal experience?
- Has the author researched the background/historical facts for this work?