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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
1.3563.66Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2793.16To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generational Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
1.2763.59Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2673.44Pussy, King of the Pirates by Kathy Acker
1.2163.51Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2123.63Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.213.92Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic by Isaac Bonewits
1.1953.71The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1753.61One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor Pinczes
1.1643.34To Light A Sacred Flame: Practical Witchcraft for the Millenium by Silver RavenWolf
1.1644.03Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard by Oberon Zell-Ravenheart
1.1553.63Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1543.87Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
1.1463.98Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
1.143.64Day Of The Dragon-King by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1373.55Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1353.57Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1263.74Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1233.78The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
1.1143.63Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1053.65Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1043.57The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.66Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0993.9Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
1.0963.92Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
1.093.63Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0863.56Midnight 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
1.0683.74Maia by Richard Adams
1.0623.5Eastern Forests (Peterson Field Guides) by John C. Kricher
1.0493.91Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews
1.0453.65The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
1.0453.94Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
1.0393.89I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly by Joyce Hansen
1.0383.7Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
1.0354.13The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
1.0353.5The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1.0334.05Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams
1.0333.97Walden & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
1.0334.09The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff
1.0283.57The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.0283.56The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson
1.0263.94Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
1.0263.84Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1.0233.64Dreaming the Dark : Magic, Sex, and Politics by Starhawk
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.023.69Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
1.023.47The Conch Bearer by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
1.0194.24Flatland/Sphereland (Everyday Handbook) by Edwin Abbott Abbott
1.0183.9The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.0183.48This Can't Be Tofu!: 75 Recipes to Cook Something You Never Thought You Would--and Love Every Bite by Deborah Madison
1.0183.74The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0173.7The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
1.0173.51Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1.0113.86Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
1.0113.95The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
1.0094.27A 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
1.0073.72Triss by Brian Jacques
1.0063.98Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0053.55Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett
1.0043.56King and King by Linda de Haan
1.0013.81The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
1.0013.59The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
13.42The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Zsuzsanna Budapest
13.94Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Lusser Rico
0.9963.38The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
0.9954.06Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.9944.17Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.9934.16The Grey Lady and the Strawberry Snatcher by Molly Bang
0.9913.77Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder
0.9913.93Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
0.9914.02Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
0.9893.73Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
0.9883.99Puck 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 (Plus) by Sue Monk Kidd
0.9873.58Being a Green Mother by Piers Anthony
0.9873.87Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life by Natalie Goldberg
0.9863.54The 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
0.9824The Awesome Egyptians by Terry Deary
0.983.87On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
0.9793.89The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.9784.02The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
0.9773.79The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
0.9773.58Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
0.9763.99The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun
0.9754.1Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
0.9743.79The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
0.9733.73The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
0.9713.87White Fang by Jack London
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