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Reviews, for an author, are very appreciative and can be kind of scary. I love readers, especially if they take the time to review. Some are critical. Some are glowing. Writers can learn from them. Yet, sometimes when I read those reviews, it boggles my mind.
Below are a couple of mind bogglers... (sorry I couldn't enlarge the print, you'll need a magnifying glass) The reviews are for the same book: The Upside Down of Nora Gaines which I put on NetGalley.
The 1st reviewer says it 'reads as middle grade', and the 2nd reviewer 'definitely recommends this book for 16+.' LOL!
We can all read the same book and come away with differing perspectives.
For those of you who are in the midst of beginning your writing career and/or publishing for the first time, learn to roll with the punches.
Not every book is a persons 'cup of tea.'