Can we summarize the essence of a book in 5 words? Let’s try.
Here are my attempts:
Charlotte’s Web: Pig lives, thanks to spider.
Scorpio Races: Night mares rise from the sea.
Lord of the Flies: Island of boys, primal instincts.
1984: Big Brother is watching you.
What’s Left of Me: Double souls, one doesn’t fade.
13 Reasons Why: Tapes reveal reasons for suicide.
The Body Institute: Losing weight FOR other people.
Can you describe these (or other) popular books in only FIVE WORDS?
Gone With the Wind
Pride and Prejudice
The Book Thief
Looking For Alaska
City of Bones
If I Stay
Howl’s Moving Castle
A Wrinkle in Time
The Lightning Thief
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Golden Compass
Harriet the Spy
Bridge to Terabitha
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Go ahead! Give it a whirl in the comments. Do a completely different book if you want.
Have you heard of these books—did you recognize them even without the authors listed?
Can you summarize your OWN books you’ve written in just five words?