What It Takes For Me to Rate a Book 5 Stars // What I Look for in Characters, Plot & More, ft. Examples!

As you may or may not know, I almost never rate books 5 stars.

I could write a whole post about why that is (and I might), but for now, I’ll just talk about what impossibly high standards a book must reach in order for me to give it the highest rating possible. I’ll be breaking this post down into sections entitled “plot”, “writing”, “characters”, etc., where I’ll talk about what I look for in each and how much this particular aspect of a book affects my rating. I hope this post’ll make sense—I feel like I’ve got my whole rating system figured out, but who knows? Human emotions are complicated. 😔

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