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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
1.2273.16Sovay by Celia Rees
1.1763.17Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.67Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
1.0443.57Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
1.0423.69The Pinballs by Betsy Byars
1.0223.42Just in Case by Meg Rosoff
0.9583.91Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.9433.83How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
0.9363.62The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
0.9093.27The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman
0.8973.5Whatever Happened to Janie? by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8954.02One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones
0.863.98Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.8593.88The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
0.8583.73Down the rabbit hole by Peter Abrahams
0.8463.8Girl, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
0.8353.45The Voice on the Radio by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8284.06Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay
0.814.09Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
0.8033.33What Janie Found by Caroline B. Cooney
0.8013.91Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman
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