Growing up having to do book reports was like torture, I didn’t see the point except to get a grade and I don’t remember ever sharing what I actually thought about the books and honestly I don’t remember what most of those books were about.
With book reviews kids have a chance to say what they think about a book without feeling like their opinion doesn’t matter. The best thing about them, they are short and sweet so the kids have to be specific and can’t just ramble on. Plus! They are asked to find quotes from three other people who’ve also read the book.