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Sample Nonfiction Book Review

In the following model, Missa Ortega reviews the nonfiction book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. The review gives just enough information to help readers decide whether or not to read the book.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The first paragraph introduces the book and gets the reader’s interest.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind tells the inspiring story of William Kamkwamba, who lived in a remote village in Malawi, Africa. Imagine living where there is no electricity and the only work is on family farms. Then a flood comes!

What is the book about?

The middle paragraphs summarize the details covered in the book.
William and his cousin Geoffrey work on small farms in Masitala Village. They like to take apart old radios to learn how they work. Soon they can fix radios and bikes for other villagers.

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