Writing a Review?

Here are some helpful tips from Scholastic's Writing with Writers about creating a great book review.


Not sure what to say? Keep these tips in mind:


Be honest: Give your review personality and remember that other students want to know what you REALLY think.

Be detailed: Tell us exactly what you liked or didn't. Was it a story you couldn't put down? Were the characters just like people you know? What made it special?

Be accurate: Be sure to get the title, author, and character names right, plus double-check your spelling and grammar. We aren't able to post reviews that don't make sense or have the wrong information.

DON'T spoil it: Please don't give away the ending! Tell readers enough about the plot to hook them, but keep them hanging so that they want to read the book.

Want to get into more detail and craft a longer review? Visit the site for more tips from an author:

Scholastic's Writer's Workshop: Book Reviews

5 Stars: I'm glad I read it or I loved it (this doesn't mean it was your favorite book ever).

4 Stars: I like it. It's worth reading.

3 Stars: It was pretty good.

2 Stars: Didn’t like it.

1 Star: I hate it.