I created this worksheet to help my children summarize, in writing, books they read. This sheet can be used for any age reader. Simply adjust the level of response required based on your needs and your child's reading and writing level.
I have my children list the characters, describe the setting and write 3-5 sentences in each section summarizing the important facts of the beginning, middle and end of the book. I allow them to use the "Personal Response" section to tell me what the liked or disliked about the book.