NONFICTION ANALYSIS

     Please answer the following questions about the book you have selected.

TOPIC(S) and/or EVENT(S)

   1. As we have discussed in class, a book is said to be nonfiction if its content is
      based on facts or events. What is your book about?
   2. Why did your author choose to write about this topic, person or event?
   3. Why did you choose this book? What about the book sustained your interest
      once you began?
   4. Did you find the book realistic? Did the people/events you read about
      remind you of people/events in your own life? Why or why not?


   1. Since this book is nonfiction, and your author didn’t have the freedom to
      create characters, s/he must have had a good reason to write about the
      people in the book. What reasons can you think of?
   2. Describe two or three people from the book. What do they look like? How
      do they act?
   3. What about these people makes them interesting enough to write about?


   1. Did the author use any tools from fiction writing (such as foreshadowing or
      symbolism), or did the author use a journalistic style? Support your answer
      with an example.
   2. Does the author use lengthy descriptions of places and people, or does s/he
      focus more on action or dialogue?
   3. What tools does the author use to demonstrate tone and create a mood?
   4. What do you think the author’s attitude was toward the subject, or the
      characters, or the audience (i.e., you)? What is your evidence?
   5. What resources (newspaper articles, interviews, historical documents, e.g.)
      does the author use to provide evidence?


Write a paragraph in which you describe the one or two ideas from this book that
you expect to remember for a long time. Explain your choices and their importance,
and support your points with details from the book.

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