Or, what should and should not be in the summary when reading the jacket or back of a book.
Tell me everything that is going to happen in the book! There are some books out there that give a summary of practically everything that is going to happen in the book. I don’t like this as I would actually like to read the book and discover the ending for myself.
Give me a description that sounds absolutely amazing but is not at all what the story is about.
Describe the tiniest portion of a book so that I think that must be the main focus of the book when in fact it is a minute fraction of the book.
Give enough details that I will understand the tone of the book and what the main focus of the book will be without giving away any spoilers.
Make the book sound intriguing and something that I would want to pick up without stretching the truth of the contents too much.