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How to write a Book Review: Preeti Shenoy

 When I was in school,  I had an excellent English teacher.  One of the things she made us do  over summer vacations was to write reviews of the books we read. These were graded assignments.  The most important thing she told us was to not write a mini-summary of the book.  'This is a book review; Not a chronicled account of everything that happened, ' she used to keep reminding us. Her tips and suggestions enabled all of us, to write good reviews--whether we like the book or not. Of late, I have been reading a LOT of reviews about my new book When Love Came Calling.   While many of the reviews have positive things to say, I am always aghast when the reviewer gives away an important plot point or a main event in the story, or the worst--reveals what happens in the end. These are all mistakes which can be avoided. Some reviewers give negative reviews because the protagonist did not make the choices, they expected him/her to. They get very involved with the story (which is a gr