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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
1.3563.68Magic Tree House #15: Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2793.17To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generational Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
1.2763.63Magic Tree House #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2673.51Pussy, King of the Pirates by Kathy Acker
1.2163.57Magic Tree House #11: Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2123.65Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.213.92Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic by Isaac Bonewits
1.1953.74Magic Tree House #2: The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1753.63One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor Pinczes
1.1643.34To Light A Sacred Flame: Practical Witchcraft for the Millenium by Silver RavenWolf
1.1644.06Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
1.1553.66Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1543.86Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
1.1463.99Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
1.143.72Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1373.59Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1353.61Magic Tree House #6: Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1233.79The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
1.1143.67Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1053.69Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1043.65The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1.1033.61Wicked by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.69Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0993.93Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
1.0963.93Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
1.093.64Magic Tree House #23: Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0863.58Magic Tree House #8: Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0833.61Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman
1.0833.72The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
1.0823.24Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller
1.0683.73Maia by Richard Adams
1.0623.48Eastern Forests (Peterson Field Guides) by John C. Kricher
1.0493.92Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
1.0453.72The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
1.0454.02Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
1.0393.91I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly by Joyce Hansen
1.0383.6Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
1.0354.14The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
1.0353.55The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1.0334.06Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams
1.0333.94Walden & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
1.0334.09The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff
1.0283.61The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.0283.6The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson
1.0263.93Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
1.0263.84Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1.0233.68Dreaming the Dark : Magic, Sex, and Politics by Starhawk
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.023.74Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
1.023.47The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
1.0194.23Flatland/Sphereland (Everyday Handbook) by Edwin A. Abbott
1.0183.89The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.0183.42This Can't Be Tofu!: 75 Recipes to Cook Something You Never Thought You Would--and Love Every Bite by Deborah Madison
1.0173.7The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
1.0173.61Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1.0113.87Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
1.0113.95The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
1.0094.23A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (Boy, Dog, Frog) by Mercer Mayer
1.0094.27Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0083.71Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.71Triss by Brian Jacques
1.0063.96Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0053.55Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett
1.0043.62King and King by Linda de Haan
1.0013.78The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
1.0013.59The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
13.47The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Zsuzsanna Budapest
13.94Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Lusser Rico
0.9963.42The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
0.9954.04Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.9944.17Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.9934.19The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
0.9913.77Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
0.9913.92Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
0.9914.02Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
0.9893.76Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.9883.98Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling
0.9883.95Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
0.9883.79The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine by Sue Monk Kidd
0.9873.58Being a Green Mother by Piers Anthony
0.9873.9Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life by Natalie Goldberg
0.9863.53The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
0.9863.69Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
0.9853.45The Planets by Dava Sobel
0.9843.83Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
0.9823.93The Awesome Egyptians by Terry Deary
0.983.87On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
0.9793.86The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.9783.99The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
0.9773.78The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
0.9773.54Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
0.9764.02The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun
0.9754.17Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
0.9743.8The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
0.9733.72The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
0.9713.88White Fang by Jack London
0.9713.8The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
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