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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
1.3563.64Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2793.17To Ride A Silver Broomstick: New Generational Witchcraft by Silver RavenWolf
1.2763.61Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2673.45Pussy, King of the Pirates by Kathy Acker
1.2163.54Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
1.2123.64Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.213.92Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic by Isaac Bonewits
1.1953.75The 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
1.1553.63Vacation Under the Volcano by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1543.86Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
1.1463.98Noah's Ark by Peter Spier
1.143.66Day Of The Dragon-King by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1373.56Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1353.58Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1263.73Eragon by Christopher Paolini
1.1233.76The Funny Little Woman by Arlene Mosel
1.1143.68Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1053.68Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
1.1043.64The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.68Night of the Ninjas by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0993.92Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel
1.0963.93Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
1.093.64Twister on Tuesday by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0863.57Midnight on the Moon by Mary Pope Osborne
1.0833.59Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman
1.0833.74The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
1.0823.24Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller
1.0683.72Maia 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
1.0453.99Old Turtle by Douglas Wood
1.0393.89I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly by Joyce Hansen
1.0383.61Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
1.0354.13The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack
1.0353.52The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1.0334.05Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams
1.0333.96Walden & On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
1.0334.11The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff
1.0283.59The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard
1.0283.58The Sign of the Chrysanthemum by Katherine Paterson
1.0263.93Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
1.0263.84Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
1.0233.67Dreaming the Dark : Magic, Sex, and Politics by Starhawk
1.0213.87Eldest by Christopher Paolini
1.023.71Dinosaurs 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
1.0183.89The 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
1.0183.74The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
1.0173.71The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli
1.0173.54Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1.0113.87Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids by Sandra Boynton
1.0113.94The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White
1.0094.22A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog (Boy, Dog, Frog) by Mercer Mayer
1.0094.26Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
1.0083.71Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
1.0073.72Triss by Brian Jacques
1.0063.96Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
1.0053.53Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett
1.0043.63King and King by Linda de Haan
1.0013.8The 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
0.9954.05Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
0.9944.18Black 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
0.9914Feathers 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 by Sue Monk Kidd
0.9873.58Being a Green Mother by Piers Anthony
0.9873.88Wild 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
0.9843.84Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
0.9823.93The Awesome Egyptians by Terry Deary
0.983.87On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony
0.9793.88The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff
0.9784.03The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System by Joanna Cole
0.9773.79The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
0.9773.56Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen
0.9764.01The Timetables of History by Bernard Grun
0.9754.11Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola
0.9743.8The 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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