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The purpose of a book review is to help other people decide whether they want to read the book or not. You do this by summarizing the book and by evaluating how well the writer wrote the book. The book review can explain the positive aspects of the book,

the negative aspects of the book, or both.

A reviewer indicates what the book is about and what it might mean to a reader (by explaining what it meant to the reviewer). The writer of a review describes the book, analyzes it and expresses a personal reaction to it.

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John Doe

V Scott

POL 211

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Title. Author. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication. ### pp. (Some reviews list the cost of the book also.)

The review itself should be formatted like a composition: introduction, body and conclusion.

The introductory paragraph usually includes

the author and title again,

the purpose or main idea of the book (the kind of book),

a brief overview of the contents of the book,

background information about the subject matter and/or

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