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Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.2273.15Sovay by Celia Rees
1.1763.19Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
1.0623.9A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.67Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
1.0443.56Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
1.0423.71The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0223.41Just in Case by Meg Rosoff
0.9583.89Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.9433.8How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
0.9363.6The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
0.9093.31The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman
0.8973.47Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8954One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
0.863.98Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.8593.87The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
0.8583.72Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
0.8463.81Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
0.8353.42The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8284.09Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay
0.814.1Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
0.8033.34What Janie Found by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8013.87Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
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