OVERVIEW: This critique consists of a series of questions which students can answer about their work of fiction. Many of these questions are necessarily general since they might be applied to different types of books. Nevertheless, students will probably want to answer all that are applicable to their selection since this critique will be a valuable reference sheet throughout the rest of the Best Sellers simulation.
For example, an immediate use of this critique will be when students compose their letter to a publisher, for it should unearth things students will wish to comment on. Later, if a publisher offers the student a contract, they can use it to help plan a Book Fair presentation.