To write a book report, a student needs to give a summary of the book and then provide commentary concerning what he or she enjoyed or did not enjoy about the novel. Information about the book is provided at the beginning of the report and is followed by the summary and the student's critique.
Step 1: Open the report by stating the book's author and title
The reader of the report needs to immediately know what book the student is referring to.
Step 2: Summarize the book's plot
The summary needs to include the names of important characters, key events and ideas and important quotations. Students should only incorporate aspects that are vital to the book's plot.
Step 3: Analyze the book
When analyzing the book, the student may provide information concerning themes, motifs, characters and plot elements that he or she liked or disliked.