“The tone is wrong, the characters ring false and the humour is strained and simply awful. Don’t waste your time and money.“
“I loved every minute reading it. It had a whole new feel to it.”
These are two seperate reviews of the exact same book. Two humans having a completely different experience when faced with the same thing.
It’s baffling, hilarious and really quite reassuring.
Another moment of Sonder. Another reminder that no-one knows exactly what you know, believes exactly what you believe or cares for exactly what you care for. Another reason to lead with curiosity and empathy and ask: what might be happening for this person to make them feel this way?
The book in question? One from the Harry Potter series.