4 stars: I really enjoyed this book. While the book may not have jumped out at me like a 5-star book, there was something about the book that stood out from the rest. This book will be recommended.
3 stars: I enjoyed this read, but there was something about it that kept me from loving it. This category is for books I like to call "fun reads" or "afternoon reads." If you're bored and need something to do, you might check out this library book or borrow it from a friend. I may still recommend it. Often I give books the benefit of the doubt when I some likable traits balance out the parts I didn't like.
2 stars: I didn't like this book, but I didn't hate it. If I made it through to the end of the book, it was because I had to find out what happened. This book is not recommended.
1 star: I really didn't like this book. It wasn't for me. Oftentimes, I won't end up finishing this book. If I did finish it, I was probably skimming three-quarters of the way in, if not earlier. This book is not recommended.