Literary Blogging 101: Writing Book Reviews

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Introduction

A book review should be full with nothing but the reader’s honest opinion. Doesn’t matter if you bought the book, borrowed it or got it from the author or publisher.Every writer has a voice, the voice is what determines a review because if a review is honest, it comes from the heart. It’s the writing of our reading experience, the good, bad and ugly.

A review can start off with us loving a book and at the end of writing it, we come to the realization we actually hated the book or vice versa. That is to say, reviews are unique and we should never think we always have to stick to a certain required template or format.

Kinds of Book Reviews

There are many kinds of reviews that we’ll come across, listed below are a few.

  • Balanced Review: This a review that outlines all the pros and cons…

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