What does each rating number mean?

Interpreting getAbstract ratings

Each number on our 1-10 scale represents a specific level of quality: 10 - Brilliant, 9 - Superb, 8 - Very good, 7 - Good, 6 - Notable, and 5 - Solid. Books below 5 won't be summarized.

  • A 10-rated book is helpful and/or enlightening, meets the highest standards in all pertinent aspects, and stands out even among the best. It is often an instant classic and a must-read for everyone.
  • A 9-rated book is a helpful and/or enlightening book that is extremely well-rounded, has many strengths, and has no shortcomings worth mentioning.
  • An 8-rated book is helpful and/or enlightening, with numerous outstanding qualities without excelling across the board. For example, it presents the latest findings in a topical field and is written by a renowned expert but lacks a bit in style.
  • A 7-rated book is helpful and/or enlightening, combining two or more noteworthy strengths, such as containing novel ideas and engagingly presenting them.
  • A 6-rated book is a helpful and/or enlightening book that stands out by at least one aspect, such as being particularly well-structured.
  • A 5-rated book is helpful and/or enlightening despite its apparent shortcomings. It may offer decent advice in some areas while being repetitive or unremarkable in others.


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