Frequently Asked Questions
- Whose opinions are reflected in the reviews on this site: the reviewer’s, or Squeaky Clean Reviews?
Answer: Squeaky Clean Reviews takes responsibility for what is said in every review. Therefore, the reviews posted on site may be edited to not only reflect the opinion of the reviewer, but also that of Squeaky Clean Reviews.
- How is the age limit shown on reviews determined?
Answer: The age limit reflects what level of reader the book was written for, not what level of reader will profit from the story. A book may have been written for ages 8-10, but may be profitable for much older readers as well. Similarly, an author may have written a story for teenagers, but content in the book might suggest that it be read by adults.
- If my In Progress review expires, is that the last opportunity I have to do that book?
Answer: If the reviewer sends in a note to SCR explaining why they couldn’t get to the review and saying that they do intend to write it, normally they will have a second chance. However, if we do not receive a note and someone else sends in a request to review the expired book, we will allow the second person to fill out the review.
- When I go to write a review, it asks me what book I want to review. Why?
Answer: This search function allows the computer to check the Squeaky Clean Reviews database and determine whether or not the book you want to review has already been reviewed/is in progress. If the title is not found, the search will send you to a blank review form so that you can write your review. This insures that SCR does not receive multiple reviews of the same book.
- Why doesn’t Squeaky Clean Reviews accept more than one review of the same book?
Answer: Having two or more reviews of one book begins to get convoluted. Reviewers may begin contradicting each other, but more than likely they’ll just be repeating what was said in the original review. We have the “Did We Miss Something?” button so that readers can ask us to revise or add content to reviews, and this allows us to keep the website tidy.
- What kinds of changes do editors make on reviews?
Answer: The editors will correct grammar and spelling, as well as possible rearrangements of paragraphs. Other minor things like the addition of a swear word to the Crude Language or Behavior box may also be done by the editor. For any drastic changes—such as the addition of negative content and major clarifications—reviews will be sent back to the reviewer with a note from the editor explaining what needs to be done. Editors reserve the right to send a review back to its author for any reason.
- Have the editors read every book up on the site?
Answer: No. If an editor receives a finished review of a book they have read, they will personally take charge of editing it. However, it is impossible for us to read every single book before posting a review of it; this is why we appreciate the feedback from other reviewers to alert us to things we may have missed. However, we do research the books in order to check the content, and we do not approve reviews if they are not thorough and accurate.
- My book has more than one author. How do I put this in a review?
Answer: In the boxes provided for the author’s first name(s) and last name, put the name of one author—usually the most well-known, or whoever comes first on the cover of the book. Then, put a note at the top of the Plot box that says, "Note: this book was co-written by 'So-and-so' and 'So-and-so'." If the second author has singly written other books whose reviews are up on site, we'll be sure to link their name to their Author Spotlight.
- I have a book that I didn’t completely finish. Can I still review it?
Answer: As a rule, SCR does not accept reviews unless the reviewer completely finished the book. Occasionally one of our staff will do that, in the event of the book being extremely bad and not worth finishing. However, if you have a book like that and want to review it, you can contact us and ask us about your specific case and we’ll consider it.
- I’ve read all the books in a series and would like to review them. Can I just do one review for the entire series?
Answer: We like to have all series reviews broken down book by book, with one review for each book. While we do have a couple reviews of whole series, we are trying to separate them out. If you have a series that you would like to review, please review each book separately.
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