Book Review Template for Middle School
Summary: Write a summary of the book
1st paragraph- Write about the setting, (where the story takes
place, usually time and place). Introduce the main character or
characters in the story. Ex. What are character’s qualities, name, etc.
Discuss what conflict/problem the main character faces in the story. If
you’re still having trouble starting, you can answer the questions who,
what, when, where, and how.
2nd paragraph- Summarize what happens up until the high point of
story, (don’t give away the ending, this should be just enough to
tease the reading into wanting to get this book. Use some of these
transition words to help you write you review.
Opinion: Write a paragraph giving your opinion on the
book. Use these guidelines.
Write about why you like or dislike the book. Give details, for example:
Was the book