how do you write a good essay?

how do you write a good essay?
for my summer reading assignment i have to write an essay on why the character (melinda from the book speak by laurie hals anderson) took so long to talk about what happened to her at a party. i really liked the book but i dont know how to really set up my essay any suggestions?

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

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How to Write a Book Report

Writing a good book report requires summarizing a lot of information in a very small space. Your job is to extract the main ideas of a book and possibly analyze it as well and then type it up into a presentable report. Follow these steps to make the task easier.