This is something I’ve been debating with a couple people all day. What makes a 4 star book into a 5 star book? Do you have certain criteria?
For me its fairly simple, but at the same time absurdly hard to quantify.
If I like it enough that I have trouble picking at anything I didn’t like about it, its a 4* but it has to have something special to turn into one that deserves my highest rating of 5*. I have to want to RAVE about it. To tell everyone how awesome it is. To … shove it under people’s noses.
But when I’m asked what exactly that is that makes it special, I just stare at people blankly. How in the world do I describe it? Its just something a book has. Its either special…or not.
A 4 star book is still a great book, right? Its just not a FANTASTIC book.