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How do you find reviews and summaries of books?

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GoodReads.com, BookPage.com and Amazon.com feature reviews and summaries of books. In addition to highlighting both positive and negative reviews, all three sites allow users to post personal book summaries and reviews.

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Featuring 900 million books and 34 million reviews as of 2015, GoodReads.com is the largest website for book recommendations. Readers can search and browse an assortment of books from genres such as fantasy, history, horror, romance and science fiction. Reviews and summaries of comics, poetry, children's books and cookbooks are also available. Each book page includes a thumbnail picture of the book as well as a summary, an average reader rating and reader reviews. GoodReads.com also offers sample previews of pages from many of the books, as well as the option to purchase the full versions.

BookPage.com offers book reviews, articles, columns, blog posts and author interviews. Fiction, non-fiction and children's books are included among the reviews. Users can browse genres such as memoir, teen, arts culture and biography as well as authors, publishers and contributing reviewers. On Amazon.com, books are listed with summaries, professional and customer reviews, and product details such as the numbers of pages and the book dimensions. Users have the option to read the first few pages of a book and purchase it in paperback, hard cover or Kindle versions.

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