What is an effective conclusion for a book review of People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks?

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Lorraine Caplan | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Since a book review is really a form of essay, as with any essay, its conclusion should summarize the main points that were made in the book review.  A positive book review might also very well urge the reader of the review to read the book.  What are some of the main points that a reviewer would want to make about this wonderful book?  One might be that a book is capable of keeping a people and culture alive for hundreds of years.  Another might be that a great book is worth making sacrifices for.  Still another might be that what is considered holy can transcend religious and cultural differences.  So, here is an example of a conclusion one might write for a book review for The People of the Book:

This is a book well worth reading for its powerful ideas: that a text can keep a people and a religion together over hundreds of years, that a book imbued with beauty and history is worth the sacrifices made for it, and a holy book can have the power to be cherished and revered even by those of other faiths and cultures. 

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