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Reviews and Trailers of Books


In a document, pre-write your review using this outline:

  • Introduce the book. Include title, author, and genre. (1-2 sentences)
  • Tell about the book (a super brief summary), but do not give the ending away (NO SPOILERS)! (1-2 sentences)
  • Write about your favorite part, or your least favorite part. (1-2 sentences)
  • Give a recommendation of who may enjoy reading this book, or why one should NOT read the book (e.g., If you like..., you will love this book or I recommend this book to anyone who likes...). (1 sentence)
  • KEEP THE RE REVIEW TO 5-7 SENTENCE (175 words or under 1000 characters) or it will get cut off

Book Review Rubric (Points depend on the teacher's requirements)


1) Go to the library Student Resource webpage and open the LIBRARY CATALOG, Click on ARCATA HIGH


2) Login by clicking the upper right hand corner Login button using your school login (usually first initial, last name) and nohum password.


3) Search the catalog for the book you want to review. Click on the title. Click on the REVIEW tab.


4) Add your review. Give a STAR Rating 5 Stars = AWESOME


5) Copy and paste in your written review.

KEEP THE RE REVIEW TO 5-7 SENTENCE (175 words or under 1000 characters) or it will get cut off


Example Book Review:


The realistic fiction novel The Fault in our Stars by John Green is about a sixteen year old cancer patient named Hazel Grace. When Hazel meets Augustus Waters at a cancer support group they fall into a loving relationship that is bound to end in heart break because of their illnesses. My favorite part of the novel is when Hazel is in an Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam, and she must push her self to the end of the exhibit without her lungs failing. To those of you who like tragic fiction, I recommend you read this book!