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As Thursday is world book day, we thought that this week would be perfect for you to focus on book reviews!


Today it is extremely important that you attend you class teams meeting at 10am. In this session we will be making a toolkit to help us with our book review and we will be finding magpie phrases from the example book review below.


Please send your toolkits and magpie phrases to your class teacher.

Book Review 



- Catchy Title 

- Introduction: Book title, author, your opinion 

- Synopsis - don't give anything away! 

- Characters 

- Strengths 

- Weaknesses 

- Conclusion - summarise and gives a recommendation 



- Powerful opinion adjectives 

- Alliteration 

1. Start with a couple of sentences describing what the book is about but without giving any spoilers or revealing plot twists! As a general rule, try to avoid writing in detail about anything that happens from about the middle of the book onwards.  


2. Discuss what you particularly liked about the book. Positives 

Focus on your thoughts and feelings about the film and the way it was told. You could try answering a couple of the following questions: 

  • Who was your favourite character, and why? 

  • What were the characters like? 

  • What was your favourite part of the film, and why? 

  • Did the film make you laugh or cry? 

  • Did the story grip you? 


3. Mention anything you disliked about the book


4. Round up your review 

Summarise some of your thoughts on the film  by suggesting the type of reader you'd recommend the book to. For example: younger, older children.  

5. You can give the book a rating, for example a mark out of five or ten, if you like!