Remember that your audience is other PR students, so keep your book reviews concise - each of these sections can be accomplished with a couple sentences!
1) Author's previous works, if known, for context/relevance
~ Example: "Stephenie Meyers, known for her Twilight series, has published a new book written for adults - but all her teen fans will want to read The Host."
2) Brief overview of basic conflict (without spoilers)!!
~ What's at stake? What is the main character up against? Just don't give away the book's secrets.
3) Character and/or plot critique
~ What kept you reading this book? Were the characters easy to relate to and/or well developed? Did the author use lots of suspenseful elements?
4) Recommended Audience
~ Who would like this book? Girls, guys? How old is the audience? You could talk about the vocabulary level and/or the maturity of the content in this part.
5) Teaser question
~ Leave us with something to make us curious!
1) Author's previous work and/or experience for context/relevance
Research the author's background to understand why he/she should be considered an expert.
2) Brief overview of the main idea and/or purpose of this book.
What is the argument the author is trying to convey? Why did the author feel compelled to write this?
3) Critique of the ideas and/or their presentation
Which anecdotes or examples made sense to you? When did you disagree with the author?
4) Relevance to curriculum
How did this book work for this assignment and/or relate to class topics?
5) Final recommendation or "take away"
Was this worthwhile, stylistically interesting, easy to follow, and/or important? What kind of reader would appreciate it? What do readers generally learn about life from this book?