Features

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Plot

Emotional plot of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bookmatch tracks the emotional state of characters through the book. Here, you can see the changes relative to the chapter marks of the novel.


Plot comparison of The Hunger Games & Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

It's also possible to compare two or more plots against each other.

Language

First and last quarter average sentence length, respectively.

View the average sentence length for the shortests and longest sentences. These metrics are automatically compared against the average of bestselling books to make sure you know the target range.


Mean sentence length and sentence complexity, respectively

The average sentences length and complexity is compared to the average of a bestselling novel. Sentence complexity is determined by the rate of complex sentences to simple sentences.


Part of speech frequency comparison

Bookmatch makes sure you aren't over or under using parts of speech. See the average usage in bestselling and non-bestselling novels to compare your novel against. Green indicators show that your book's frequency is normal, yellow is bordering on abnormal, and red (not shown) is a major indicator that your average parts of speech usage is far off what it should be.


Punctuation frequency comparison

Also compare punctuation frequencies is a similar way.


Readability scores

Make sure your novel's language isn't too difficult or simple.

Characters

Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Bookmatch tracks the verbs that are used to describe major characters in a novel. Bestselling characters tend to want, need, feel, do, and think. Non bestselling characters tend to halt, shout, interrupt, and demand.


Estimation of characters' sex

Using census data, Bookmatch tries to identify the sexes of characters because bestselling novels have major characters that are both male and female.


Estimation of characters' ethnicity

Publishers are looking for more ethnically diverse books. Using census data, Bookmatch attempts to determine the ethnicity of characters.

Themes

Top 10 Themes of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Track the themes of your novel. Novels that have very high scores in some themes indicate an author's focus. If no themes are very high, it may by an indicator that an author is trying to cover too many topics at once.


Theme explorer for The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Explore where certain themes are focused on in a novel.


Misc.

X-rated words

Make sure swear words are not over used. The fewer used, the stronger punch they have.


Hate speech words

Eliminate potentially racist or discriminatory words.


Cliches in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Cliches can put off a reader, so try to limit their usage.


Places in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Track the main places in a novel.


Miscellaneous information

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