What to talk about: (you don't have to talk about everything on the list and YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING ORDER, MAKE UP YOUR OWN SPEECH)
Duration: 5-7 minutes
YOUR OPINION EVERYWHERE, FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END AND GIVE REASONS
– not only did you like it or not, why/why not?
THE WRITER AND THE TITLE
What do you know about the writer? Have you read any other books by him/her?
If you don’t know so much, please find out over the Internet or use some other source.
Why is the book called that?
Where and when does the story take place?
Does the setting have importance in terms of the story or could it be something else
Who are the main characters?
What are the relations between them like?
What are your feelings about the characters?
Can you identify with any of them?
Do the characters change in any way during the course of events?
Tell the plot briefly (lyhyesti). Just a few sentences and do not spoil everything.
Pay special attention to the highlights and turning points in the story and what you thought about them (but try not to spoil listeners).
Is there a message?
What do you think it is?
What are the main themes of the book (love, friendship, work, family, etc)?
Was it easy or difficult?
Was there a lot of dialogue or was it mainly narrative?
Was he language enjoyable?
Can you say anything about the style?
ANYTHING ELSE YOU PAID ATTENTION TO?