Want to write a review? Here’re some tips:

Writing a quick review

Length: 20 – 50 words.

Write down the words that first come to mind when you think about the book you have read. Was it funny, long, exciting, confusing, scary, interesting, boring?? Now, make some sentences from these words. Remember to add the title of the book, the author’s name, and give it a rating out of 10.

For example, this review was written by a student of MSC:

J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

It has Muggles, magic, Hogwarts School, the Great Hall, Dumbledore (White Bumble-Bee), Polyjuice Potion, wizardry, and more. It’s for everyone. I recommend it. It gets you in and it’s very hard to get back out.  8/10

When writing for the Licorice Allsorts you can write a quick review, or a review up to 750 words. You can also create a book trailer, or something else…


Things to consider when writing a longer review…


                  Length: 250 words +. When writing for Licorice Allsorts, maximum 750 words.


  • Is the plot easy to follow?
  • Is this a book you can’t put down?
  • Is there a climax to the story?
  • Are you happy with the ending?

 The purpose:

  • Who is the intended audience of the book?
  • What are the main issues raised in the book, and are they appropriate for the intended audience?
  • Do you think the story was written to just entertain you?
  • Did you finish the book wanting questions answered and issues discussed?


  • Do they have engaging personalities?
  • Do you care about what happens to them?
  • Are the characters believable?
  • Are there complex relationships between characters?

Illustrations (if any):

  • What do you think of the quality of the illustrations?
  • Do they help you to understand the story? Or, do they have their own story?


  • Are there any problems with the style and size of the text?
  • Is the language appropriate for the intended audience?
  • Does the language engage the reader’s imagination?

Your opinion:

  • Would you recommend this book to others?
  • Has this book affected your life?
  • Are you glad you read it?

Give your book a rating out of 10 (e.g. 6/10)

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