I was shocked when, in my top set English class, more than a half of the people in it said that they didn’t enjoy reading and didn’t do it often. So that got me thinking: what does a good book need to include to interest people and keep them reading?
Here is my list of things:-
- A good beginning- I like to be straight in on the action. If I’m not hooked on the first chapter, I doubt I will be hooked on the whole book and want to read on.
- Good characterization- If you don’t like any of the characters, how will you feel apart of that story world? How will you feel the character’s feelings?
- Good settings- I find that if I can’t imagine the world I’m stepping in to, then I’ll never be able to enjoy the novel I’m reading. I love to be able to dream about settings afterward, imagining things that happen there daily, and if I can’t visualize it then I’ll never be able to do that!