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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
1.33.04Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton
1.2553.26Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
1.2193.36The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
1.23.07You've Been Warned by James Patterson
1.1953.79Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1842.89Two Brothers - One North, One South by David H. Jones
1.1813.73Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
1.1813.25Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan
1.1643.43He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt
1.1463.87Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.143.62The Jester by James Patterson
1.133.43The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
1.1273.44The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.21The Agency by Ally O'Brien
1.1223.45Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
1.1213.7Sam's letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
1.1193.46The Quickie by James Patterson
1.1183.5My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
1.1142.86Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
1.1133.1Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich
1.1073.66The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.0943.41Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf
1.0793.59Turning Tables by Heather MacDowell
1.0793.76New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0713.51London Bridges by James Patterson
1.0623.91A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.02Wifey by Judy Blume
1.063.83Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0563.47Cross Country by James Patterson
1.0523.9Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.11Bleachers by John Grisham
1.0483.33Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas
1.0453.54When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0443.4Sail by James Patterson
1.0373.69Tomato Rhapsody by Adam Schell
1.0323.93Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster
1.0323.74The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
1.033.54Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh
1.033.73PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
1.0283.92Succulent Wild Woman by Sark
1.0273.61Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
1.0223.35Mr. Maybe by Jane Green
1.0143.29The red leather diary : reclaiming a life through the pages of a lost journal by Lily Koppel
1.0123.32Straight Talking by Jane Green
1.013.97The Host by Stephenie Meyer
1.013.56Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
1.0083.63Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0083.631st to Die by James Patterson
1.0023.75Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
0.9963.64Mary, Mary by James Patterson
0.9963.58Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
0.9953.46The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
0.9913.31The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares
0.993.16Second Chance by Jane Green
0.994.05Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
0.9883.68The 6th Target by James Patterson
0.9833.47Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
0.9823.53The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
0.9823.49Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
0.983.61Violets Are Blue by James Patterson
0.9793.32Babyville by Jane Green
0.9793.52Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s by Margaret Sartor
0.9763.777th Heaven by James Patterson
0.9723.43Austenland by Shannon Hale
0.9694.02Bright Lights, Big Ass: A Self-Indulgent, Surly, Ex-Sorority Girl's Guide to Why it Often Sucks in the City, or Who are These Idiots and Why Do They All Live Next Door to Me? by Jen Lancaster
0.9683.86Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
0.9683.67Jack & Jill by James Patterson
0.9673.52Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories by Rebecca Barry
0.9673.34The Other Woman by Jane Green
0.9653.63Double Cross by James Patterson
0.9653.67Roses Are Red by James Patterson
0.9653.65Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
0.9643.6Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson
0.9634.07Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
0.9613.88The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
0.9554.03My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
0.9514.04The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
0.9513.67The 5th Horseman by James Patterson
0.953.49The Writing Class by Jincy Willett
0.9493.67Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
0.9483.76Catch Me if You Can by Frank W. Abagnale
0.9443.74Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
0.9433.62The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
0.9373.51Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
0.9363.79Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
0.9333.7Along Came a Spider by James Patterson
0.9333.52Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein
0.9333.61Cross by James Patterson
0.9323.692nd Chance by James Patterson
0.9323.4Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin
0.9313.47Bookends by Jane Green
0.9283.64Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
0.9273.683rd Degree by James Patterson
0.9263.64Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
0.9233.694th of July by James Patterson
0.9223.59The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
0.9223.61The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
0.923.27Swapping Lives by Jane Green
0.923.2The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up by Dan Zevin
0.923.58Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick
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