How To Review A Book

Presented by: Pat Wagner

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Program Number: BL 114

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Book reviews can show off the reviewer’s cynical wit or add to the reader’s knowledge of the author’s ideas. What was the author’s intention? Was he or she successful? Does the reviewer agree or disagree with the author, and why? The best reviews promote the best books and encourage readers to seek them out. A good reviewer can appreciate a book even while disagreeing with the author’s principles.


  • Introduction: How To Build Your Reputation As A Reviewer
  • The Key Idea: Make The Book The Star
  • Different Kinds Of Book Reviews
  • How To Read A Book For Reviewing
  • Reviewing Nonfiction
  • Reviewing Fiction And Poetry
  • Reviewing Children’s Books


  • Write reviews that promote better literature.
  • Engage readers in new ideas.
  • Improve the quality of book reviews.

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