Book Reviews


Basic Terms

  • (noun) a story
  • (adjective) in the form of a story
    • a narrative essay
literary present present tense writing, used when summarizing a story.
setting the time and place of the story
characters the people in the story
point of view the eyes through which we see the story unfold
plot the main events of a story; the action
protagonist the main character.  A more general term than hero, since not all protagonists are heroic.
antagonist the bad guy; the person (or thing) that is standing between the main character and their goal.
cover blurb a short description of a book that is typically found on the back cover.
genre the type of book (Action, Romance, Mystery, etc.)

Instructions for the Quiz

Match the term with the definition.