Rating System

This rating system is a combination of the VOYA rating system, Katie’s from Katie’s Book Blog and a bit of my own.

Writing (W) – pacing, style, point of view etc

  1. Better editing or work by the author might warrant a 2
  2. Readable, without serious defect
  3. Better than most, marred by occasional lapses
  4. Hard to imagine it being any better

Characters (C) – voice, development, secondary characters, etc

  1. Better editing or work by the author might warrant a 2
  2. Readable, without serious defect
  3. Better than most, marred by occasional lapses
  4. Hard to imagine it being any better

Plot (P) – does it make sense, gaps, ending, relevance and engaging?

  1. Better editing or work by the author might warrant a 2
  2. Readable, without serious defect
  3. Better than most, marred by occasional lapses
  4. Hard to imagine it being any better

Originality (O)

  1. Have I read this before?
  2. Similar to many other books but with distinguishing features
  3. Contains mostly original elements
  4. Very original, nothing else like it

Popularity (PP)

  1. Not likely to be read unless forced
  2. More suited for genre specific readers
  3. Broad general appeal
  4. Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday

Cover (CR)

  1. Not sure why they picked it
  2. Okay but I’ve seen similar
  3. Eye catching and increases interest in book
  4. Amazing, eye catching and innovative 

Grade Level Interest

M – grades 6 to 7

J – grades 8 to 9

S – grades 10-12

*for older reviews see the YOYA website for Rating format

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One Response

  1. looks to be good .. i will look forward to reading your reviews…

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