(Sometimes you want to avoid telling the ending, or giving away the secrets of the story.) Be careful not to re-tell the whole story in detail—you want room in your report to write about other things; instead, just say enough about it so the rest of your report will make sense.
Once you have summarized the book, you can tell what you think about it.
In this section you want to describe the main parts of a story: theme, plot, setting, and characters.
Does it take place in another country or in an imaginary place?
Book reports tend to be a little more descriptive (What is this book about?
) and book reviews are usually more persuasive (Why a reader should or shouldn't read this book).The Red Badge of Courage, by Stephen Crane, is a coming of age novel published by D.Appleton and Company in 1895, about thirty years after the Civil War ended.You should try to write a strong introductory paragraph that grabs your reader's attention.Somewhere in your first paragraph, you should also state the book's title and the author's name.In general, regardless of grade level, a book report will include an introductory paragraph that shares the title of the book and its author.Students will often develop their own opinions about the underlying meaning of the texts through developing thesis statements, typically presented in the opening of a book report, and then using examples from the text and interpretations to support those statements.Most teachers have their own requirements, and sometimes a specific format they expect you to follow, so be sure to check, but the following general elements of a book report or book review should be helpful.Here you want to provide basic information about the book, and a sense of what your report will be about., begins his life-changing adventure as a naive young man, eager to experience the glory of war.He soon faces the truth about life, war, and his own self-identity on the battlefield, however.