Book Review Template

Book Review Template

What Should Be In A Book Review?

Title of Book
publication date

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Copy the summary from the back on the book. Can copy from Amazon and had link
Why I chose this book:
Overall Review: including a star rating (out of 5):
What I liked:
What I didn’t like:
Favorite quote(s):
What I learned: (what is the theme?)
Started Reading:

Finished Reading:
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The Compound
S. A Bodeen
April 29, 2008

Eli and his family have lived in the underground Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone, and they’ve become accustomed to their new life. Accustomed, but not happy.
For Eli, no amount of luxury can stifle the dull routine of living in the same place, with only his two sisters, his father and mother, doing the same thing day after day after day.
As problems with their carefully planned existence threaten to destroy their sanctuary—and their sanity—Eli can’t help but wonder if he’d rather take his chances outside.
Eli’s father built the Compound to keep them safe. But are they safe—or sorry?
Why I chose this book:
It was recommended to me by a book club. The book club really enjoyed it and seemed to be very excited about it after reading it. So, I thought I would read it too.
Overall Review:
I really liked this book. I liked knowing so many of the main character’s feelings. I would like to know how to sisters truly felt throughout the book though. I would give this book a 4 star rating.
What I liked:
I feel like the author did a great job engaging the reader throughout the entire book. I never felt a dull moment while reading and I can’t wait to read The Fallout.
What I didn’t like:
I didn’t like how the author made it where I couldn’t put the book down. At the end of every chapter, I couldn’t find a stopping place.
Favorite quote:
“My dad was never one of those dads you could ask for a quarter if you saw a gumball machine. Instead he had one of those black American Express cards not available to general public. Gumball machines didn’t have slots for those.”
I recommend this book for anyone who likes books involving mystery, high action, conspiracy theory, or something where characters have something to learn.
What I learned:
I learned that a person should always trust their gut instincts.

Started Reading: Oct. 29th, 2016

Finished Reading: Nov. 8, 2016

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