We want our reviews to provide our readers with a snapshot of the book. Help them decide if they want to read this particular book or not. Your review should answer some, but not necessarily all, of the following questions: What makes it well written and worth their time? Why do you care about it enough to write a review? What questions did it leave you pondering after you finished reading?
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Length: 500-750 words
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