In rating a book as compared to others an important question must first be considered: “What exactly is it that makes a particular book better than any other books?” There are two important factors to every book: content and delivery. To summarize, content is the material that comprises the story, differentiating the book from a blank sheet of paper. Content includes, but is not limited to, the plot, characters, landscapes, and art found inside the book. The second feature of every book is delivery. A book’s delivery is fundamentally related to how much the story effects its reader. A good book is one that has the most effect on its reader. The following are some of the questions used to determine whether a book’s delivery was satisfying:
- Was the author able to impart the story in such a way that the reader is not distracted by the words themselves?
- Does the book contain wonderful descriptions that carry the reader away from reality to another world?
- Did the author’s presentation of the book’s content have an undertone of meaning, such that the reader is left feeling that they have learned something important by reading the book?
So to summarize, a book’s rating depends upon the quality of the material that the author presents and the skill with which he or she presents it.
All books are rated first on the individual aspects of their content and delivery, then given an overall rating that reflects their merit and standing amidst the world of fiction books. Rated books are given between one and five stars, with each star level having a specific meaning.
A terrible book, with a cliche plot and poor presentation.
A disappointing book. There are better books out there to read.
An average book, the kind you check out from the library.
A good book. You may consider buying this one.
An excellent book. The book was so good that you simply must buy it!
It is our hope that Inkweaver Review’s book rating system will help you make quality reading selections, and find those special books that you’ll remember for years to come.