Folks who read our blog know that Lesley and I love reading, and that we read a lot. Moreover, we like to draw from time to time, as well as write about books and authors. Today’s post is just about all of that.
When your teacher gives you an assignment to write a book (novel) critique, the first thing you should do is making sure you understand the specificity of this task clearly. Keep in mind the fact you were asked to write a critique, not a simple review of a novel. What is the difference?
- A book review – a summary of a book. Its purpose is to let readers know what this book is about. When you write a review, you suppose that your readers do not know what the book is about, and you simply write about its plot, mentioning its author.
- A book (novel) critique – an analysis and evaluation of a book. Here you pay less attention to summary and description, as you suppose that your readers know what the book is about. You should criticize the book, giving your own evaluation to it.