Starting at the end of 2016, this is the template we use (when we feel like it) for our book write ups. This is a work in progress...

This first set of questions are summary and overall critique (you don't have to do them all):
  • Why did you pick this book? 
  • Give a quick overview of the characters and plot. 
  • What it is like to be in the “world” of this book? 
  • How did you feel while reading this book?
  • What’s something you thought the book did really well? How was it accomplished?
  • What is one thing that needs improvement in the book?

Pick one or maybe two of the following questions. Provide at least one quote/sample of the text to illustrate your idea. 
  • Any symbolism­ in the text that you found meaningful?
  • What is the structure of novel: ­how is the plot built?
  • Writing style­: Is the writing style simple or complex? How does this affect the story? 
  • Point of view­: Who is the narrator? How does that impact your understanding of character?
  • Tone/Mood/Theme: what is the author's attitude toward the subject of the book and the emotions that surround the story?