This book is my companion everywhere. Peck has answered a lot of questions that I had, when trying to construct an OU assignment. He has explained how to close read and how to develop an essay. He has done so in a very explanatory way. His methods have a foundation upon which he builds on more complicated critical responses.
HOW TO STUDY A NOVEL, by John Peck An accessible and enjoyable book. Do you want to know what a novel is about? Do you want to know what things in the novel you must note? Then, READ THIS BOOK, it teaches you!