You've read your book and written your review. Now what?
This page is open to everyone, so make sure that your review is G-rated (PG at most). Then you send your review to firstname.lastname@example.org. At that point, a library employee will be responsible for looking over the review. We'll leave in any spelling or grammar mistakes, so check it over well! Then we'll type it up and post it here. Although we post the reviews for you, you will be able to comment on each other's reviews. We hope to keep that as an open publishing format, so be honest but be kind.
Here's the email again: email@example.com
Have fun, and see you in the reviews!
Ok, so you always want to start with some basic information about the book. Title, author, and publication year are some good places to start. Next, you might identify the genres. I say that in a plural because many books have multiple genres. You might have a romantic mystery or a science fiction with a mystery. Some books will only have one genre, but some will not. Don't worry if you think it has a mystery but someone else disagrees. This is YOUR review.
Now that you have the basics out of the way, it's time to ask yourself some questions about the book. You might let the reader know what, and when, is the setting? Did you like the characters? Why, or why not? Did the characters act in character, or did they sometimes jump up and do random things? Is the book illustrated? Would the book be considered a graphic novel or a manga?
Next, have you read books that are similar to this one? Did you like it because it was similar or did it seem like a copycat?
Finally, you could tell us who you think would like this book? I'm not talking about boy/girl or ages. I'm talking about "If you enjoy books that are about social realism, this may be the book for you" or "If you like fantasy that will take you out of the real world, take a look at this book."
These are just ideas! Again, this is YOUR review. The only things that are required are the title and the author. Put in what you want. We want to know what you think. Comments will be open, but don't worry about if someone agrees or disagrees with your review. If we all liked the same thing, we would only need one book.
Hello! This is a place for the Teens and Young Adults to share their opinions of books, old and new. Here's how it works. You sign up through the library. Although we will have your name, your posts will go under a nickname that you will choose. That way, you can be as honest as you want. Every month, we will have a list of suggested titles. These will be a mix of old and new titles that you can choose from. You can also choose to review a book that you have read that you just loved (or just hated)! The only criteria is that the library has to have the book in the collection at the time you review it. You send your review to an email address and we will get it posted! Or, if you have it printed out, you can just drop it off at the desk in the AV/YA Department. Anyone can see the website, so the reviews have to be G-rated. Even if you've never written a review, I hope you'll try this. The next blog will have a list of questions that you can ask yourself in order to get your review started. Let's help each other out, because life's too short for books that aren't our style!