Give a brief summary of the story/plot: highlighting the beginning, middle and end. Then argue what you think was the most interesting/compelling/thought-provoking part of the book and WHY? Use lots of evidence from the novel to support your opinion. DONâ€™T FORGET to CITE! (Cite direct quotes, paraphrases, and summaries!) In the conclusion, you can also use â€œpersonalâ€ evidence (examples from your life, from people youâ€™ve met; information from classes youâ€™ve taken, from studies youâ€™ve read etc.) to reflect on your argument, and why you found that part to be the most interesting.
â€œQuality not Quantityâ€â€”though you will inevitably also need some â€œquantityâ€ to answer all parts. About 500 – 750 words (about three pages double-spaced). Fourth page for Works Cited.
You only need the book (print or e-book, depends on what you are using)
Outside sources are fine, but not required.