A book review is a short critique of a work, often one page or less, that helps the reader decide if the book is right for their needs and wants. Reviews often include an overview of the book, a critique on the writing and research, the context of other similar books or research, and who the book might be best suited to (e.g., the grade-level for teaching).
Book Reviews show up in many places. These outlets have different readers and purposes. Thinking about who your review is for and where it will be read is important to writing the best review for the situation. Here are a few places you might see book reviews: