TSRP Review Tips
May 22, 2013
Let the reading and reviewing commence for the Teen Summer Reading Program!
Now, as many of you already know, you get "Library Bucks" by reading and writing reviews of books. While writing the reviews may not hold a lot of appeal for many of you, it does not have to be a difficult task. We are not looking for a college level book report or an in-depth analysis. Here are some tips to help you crank out some good reviews:
- Remember, you only need to have 25 words in your review. If you want to provide a longer review, feel free. It’s up to you.
- No profanity. Any reviews with foul language will not be accepted.
- Tell us why you picked the book you’re reviewing. Did a friend recommend it? Was it written by an author you like? Did it just look interesting?
- Did you like the book? If so, tell us why. Was it the plot you liked? Were the characters realistic and/or likable?
- If you didn’t like the book, go ahead and tell us why you didn’t.
- If you would like to see some examples of short reviews, check out our online catalog. People leave reviews all the time that can be viewed in a book’s catalog record. For example, have a look at the reviews for Eragon.
- Last, but not least, have fun!
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