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I gave it a star for the info (though no original info that you can't find in any other Elton bio) and the great pictures. However, as an editor, I found it very difficult to read this book (and did so only by wincing repeatedly on each page). I even looked, after only a few pages into the book, in the back to see if an editor was listed. Unfortunately, there is. I hope she is no longer editing professionally as she clearly does not have the skills to do so. I could list many examples, but I will spare you. If you read this book, you can see them for yourself. Most high school and college students could edit better than she. Ms. Cassata, I suggest you get a new editor for your next book.
I bought this book for my 12 yr old sister, an extreme Elton fan. She proceeded to recite facts during dinner and make Elton references for the next few months. This was a well put-together book and informative. While you can get some of the info in other places, nothing is organized so well with so much information all in one spot. Any Elton fan would not be disappointed!