Book Review Assignment
Each semester, students must read a book of their choice and write a book review over the chosen book.
A book review includes the following components:
1. Works cited information for the book (see below for format)
The most important part about choosing a book is that it is something that you think you will enjoy reading. So I’m very open to choices and feel free to try new things. The following rules do apply.
Be cautious about choosing books that have been made into movies. The temptation to watch or reference the film will be difficult to pass up. If you have no idea what to read, ask your friends for suggestions, ask the librarian, check the internet, I’ll happily offer suggestions (see below). You are welcome to switch books once or twice if you don’t like what you have chosen, but you will not receive extra time to do the assignment
The report must be typed either using essay format or with headings (like shown on the next page) with your name at the top followed by the works cited information followed by your review.
Remember when writing about books always use present tense. As in, “Bella is scared because of Edward’s behavior,” instead of “Bella was scared.”
On the other side of this sheet you will see a sample format.
Between two and three pages long. NO LONGER. Part of the skill you will be practicing is concisely summarizing. A 10 page summary will not give you a good grade because it is not an appropriate summary.
Students will receive extra credit for completing and turning in their book reports early. Two points for every week early and the week it’s due students will receive a point for every day early.
Reports will be due on Dec 4, May 10. I will accept no late book reviews.
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Penguin Classics: Indianapolis, IN. 1830.
Jane Eyre has been made into many different films and soon Ellen Page will be playing the title role in a new version. Because I like love stories and horror stories and because I like reading the book before watching the film, I decided to read the book Jane Eyre. It is one of my mother’s favorite books and not it was my chance to see what it is all about.
After the death of her parents, Jane Eyre is sent to live with her aunt, Mrs. Reed. Jane is miserable with her and her aunt treats her very poorly. Her aunt sends Jane to Lowood school…
The story concludes with Jane finding Mr. Rochester deformed and blind from the fire. Jane nurses him and their realize that they are still in love. They marry and have children of their own.
Explain what you liked about the book (if anything) and give examples.
Explain what you didn’t like about the book (if anything) and give examples
Explain if you would recommend this book and to whom.
Book Review Assignment Eudora High School
Julie Brooks—Instructor 2009-2010 School Year