Writing it All Down: Format Your Preliminary Draft
1st Draft

Mention the type or genre of the book.

Briefly describe the main theme, plot, setting, characters and a little about the climax of the story. Don’t spill all the beans. Although a great deal of information is not required but it should tell what the book really is about.
Critically Analyze Various Aspects and Angles

Then comes the critical analysis in which you can discuss the story’s relevance to the setting it takes place in and say if the author does justice and covers all the important issues related to the subject. You can compare other authors’ style or books on the same subject with the one you are reviewing.
Bear in Mind the Audience

Keep in mind the reader of your review or the audience of the book. Then according to what you think they might be looking for, decide and state if it would be a good read. Make your judgments convincing by quoting examples from the book.

Be honest while writing a review and whilst concluding it. You have a responsibility because the review can influence a reader’s decision of either choosing or rejecting the book. State you verdict about the book and say briefly why you recommend or disapprove the book.
2nd Draft and Final Revision

Give your first draft an overview and skip unnecessary details and facts. Since you are writing a book review you are supposed to analyze by throwing in your own objectivity.

After the edits, revise your second draft, this time for grammatical errors, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure.

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