the problem with star ratings for books

The problem with star ratings for books

Book ratings are often a vital metric in helping readers choose their next book—but how well do they actually represent people’s opinions?

As a society, we have been obsessed with numbers for a while now. Statistics are not just utilized for reports and research—they can now quantify your opinions or personal experiences too, and are especially important in the realm of social media. The widely used star classification is one of the many ways we can express ourselves, and this has also translated onto well-known review platforms such as Goodreads and StoryGraph for the purpose of critiquing the media that we consume.

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