Compass Book Ratings provides content analysis for the following areas:
These three areas are rated on a scale of 0 to 10+. A rating of 0 would indicate no content present. 10+ would represent frequent and/or explicit content. As the + indicates, there is no upper limit on the amount of content.
NUMERICAL CONTENT RATINGS: Books with the same numerical rating in a category do not indicate identical content–just similar content in terms of either quantity and/or degree.-Compass Book Ratings
AGE RATING: The recommended age is an important part of the content analysis. Be sure to look at it.-Compass Book Ratings
Effort has been made to standardize the review process, but it is still an approximation so please view the scores as an estimation. We will do the best we can!
To understand the terms used in the profanity/language category go to our Language Lexicon.
Content reviews also note:
- Mature themes
- Drug/alcohol use
Beginning February 1, 2012 a formalized content review process was instituted to provide more consistent results and to allow site users to tailor their book searches to more closely match their needs. Also, layout of the website was re-designed to allow for improved querying capabilities and posting reviews.
In addition, Compass Book Ratings provides an overall, starred, literary review that is independent of the content review. There is content and there is great writing and the two are not necessarily correlated!