1.) Write the Introduction:
For all book reports, the first thing you need to do is write a
paragraph that states the book’s title (underlined or
italicized), genre, author’s name, and publication information. This
should also include a brief statement about the book’s angle or message.
Sample introductions for 1984 can
be found here
2) Write the Main Body:
Write 2-3 few evaluation statements on the book: What did
you think about it? Was it Well written? What is the writing style?
Sample evaluation statesments for
1984 can be found here
Create a list of characters. You should always mention the main
character, or the protaganist, as well as anyone else important to the
message of the story.
Sample character lists for 1984 can be
Plot Summary. Write a 2-5 paragraph outline describing the plot of the
for 1984 can be found here.
3) Write the Conclusion:
Conclude your book report with a paragraph or two that covers these
PLEASE NOTE: Some teachers prefer that you re-state the name and
author of the book in the concluding paragraph. As always, consult your
specific assignment guide. Unless instructed otherwise, you final last
sentence should offer a one-sentence summary with your overall opinion
- Was the ending satisfactory (for fiction)?
- Was the thesis supported by strong evidence (for non-ficiton)?
- What interesting or notable facts do you know about the author?
- Would you recommend this book?
Sample Conclusions for 1984 can
be found here.