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★★★★★ Loved it!
Fiction: Practically perfect! Accurately represented characters and/or themes make this a must read.
Nonfiction: Life changing! Fills crucial gaps in existing narrative with raw and insightful representations and perspectives.
★★★★☆ Really liked it
Fiction: Riveting story and well developed characters and/or themes make up for small flaws.
Nonfiction: Contributes meaningfully to existing narrative by offering fresh and accurate perspectives.
★★★☆☆ Liked it
Fiction: Enjoyable. Engaging plot and interesting characters and/or themes mostly make up for flaws.
Nonfiction: Contributes to existing narrative with engaging reporting and/or thoughtful representations. Well-paced and thoughtprovoking.
★★☆☆☆ Hit and miss
Fiction: Not my cup of tea. Plot, characters, and/or themes are undeveloped or clichéd.
Nonfiction: Doesn’t contribute to existing narrative in meaningful way. Offers only a shallow perspective.
★☆☆☆☆ Disliked it
Fiction: Lacked literary value. Underdeveloped, clichéd, or lacked vision. Marginalised groups represented in an archetypal, insensitive, and poorly researched way.
Nonfiction: Obscures existing narrative with uneducated/uncompassionate perspective. Inaccurate representations cause more harm than good.