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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
1.2273.13Sovay by Celia Rees
1.1763.18Ghostgirl 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
1.0423.67The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0223.42Just 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
0.9093.24The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman
0.8973.48Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8954.01One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
0.863.97Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.8593.87The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
0.8583.73Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
0.8463.8Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
0.8353.43The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8284.08Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay
0.814.1Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
0.8033.33What Janie Found by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8013.87Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
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