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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
1.33.04Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton
1.2553.28Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
1.2193.34The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
1.23.12You've Been Warned by James Patterson
1.1953.76Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1842.89Two Brothers - One North, One South by David H. Jones
1.1813.72Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas by James Patterson
1.1813.31Now & Then by Jacqueline Sheehan
1.1643.44He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt
1.1463.84Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.143.65The Jester by James Patterson
1.133.45The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
1.1273.45The Lake House by James Patterson
1.1253.23The Agency by Ally O'Brien
1.1223.46Sundays At Tiffany's by James Patterson
1.1213.7Sam's Letters To Jennifer by James Patterson
1.1193.43The Quickie by James Patterson
1.1183.48My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
1.1142.87Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch
1.1133.09Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.0943.42Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf
1.0793.57Turning Tables by Heather MacDowell
1.0793.73New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0713.53London Bridges by James Patterson
1.0623.9A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.0623.03Wifey by Judy Blume
1.063.83Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.0563.5Cross Country by James Patterson
1.0523.87Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.053.11Bleachers by John Grisham
1.0483.31Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas
1.0453.53When The Wind Blows by James Patterson
1.0443.41Sail by James Patterson
1.0373.69Tomato Rhapsody by Adam Schell
1.0323.92Bitter 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
1.0323.73The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
1.033.59Hollywood Crows by Joseph Wambaugh
1.033.74PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
1.0283.94Succulent Wild Woman by Sark
1.0273.59Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
1.0223.36Mr. Maybe by Jane Green
1.0143.28The red leather diary : reclaiming a life through the pages of a lost journal by Lily Koppel
1.0123.33Straight Talking by Jane Green
1.013.95The Host by Stephenie Meyer
1.013.56Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
1.0083.64Cat & Mouse by James Patterson
1.0083.631st To Die by James Patterson
1.0023.75Dewey, the library cat by Vicki Myron
0.9963.63Mary, Mary by James Patterson
0.9963.58Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel by Rebecca Wells
0.9953.46The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
0.9913.33The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares
0.993.19Second Chance by Jane Green
0.994.04Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
0.9883.68The 6th Target by James Patterson
0.9833.47Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
0.9823.51The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
0.9823.47Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
0.983.63Violets Are Blue by James Patterson
0.9793.33Babyville by Jane Green
0.9793.49Miss American Pie: A Diary of Love, Secrets and Growing Up in the 1970s by Margaret Sartor
0.9763.767th Heaven by James Patterson
0.9723.42Austenland by Shannon Hale
0.9694.04Bright 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
0.9683.7Jack & Jill by James Patterson
0.9673.54Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories by Rebecca Barry
0.9673.34The Other Woman by Jane Green
0.9653.64Double Cross by James Patterson
0.9653.69Roses Are Red by James Patterson
0.9653.64Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
0.9643.63Pop Goes The Weasel by James Patterson
0.9634.04Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
0.9613.89The Book of Joe by Jonathan Tropper
0.9554.01My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
0.9514.03The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
0.9513.69The 5th Horsemen by James Patterson
0.953.48The Writing Class by Jincy Willett
0.9493.67Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble
0.9483.79Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale
0.9443.75Kiss The Girls by James Patterson
0.9433.63The Big Bad Wolf by James Patterson
0.9373.49Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
0.9363.8Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
0.9333.72Along Came A Spider by James Patterson
0.9333.45Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein
0.9333.63Cross 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
0.9283.66Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
0.9273.693rd Degree by James Patterson
0.9263.64Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
0.9233.684th Of July by James Patterson
0.9223.51The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
0.9223.59The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks
0.923.29Swapping Lives by Jane Green
0.923.2The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-up by Dan Zevin
0.923.55Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick
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