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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
1.2093.18Rhymes With Witches by Lauren Myracle
1.1713.66The Clique by Lisi Harrison
1.1623.52Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
1.1283.23L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
1.1273.6The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.0933.54Shadow Baby by Allison McGhee
1.0813.86The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0693.63Anthem by Ayn Rand
1.0683.53Forever... by Judy Blume
1.0633.65Our Town by Thornton Wilder
1.0593.94The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
1.0513.52Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp
1.053.81The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
1.0483.54The Possibility of Fireflies by Dominique Paul
1.0483.78Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
1.0443.44Poseur #1 (Poseur Novel) by Rachel Maude
1.0353.73Marked by P. C. Cast
1.0183.9The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1.0153.75Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1.0093.97Invasion of the Boy Snatchers by Lisi Harrison
1.0073.72The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.0073.78Old Magic by Marianne Curley
1.0063.81The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
1.0023.73Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
0.9993.27Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire
0.9943.96The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
0.9924.01Best Friends for Never by Lisi Harrison
0.9833.8Tithe by Holly Black
0.9823.78Messenger by Lois Lowry
0.9763.65Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
0.9724.06The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
0.9683.51Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
0.9653.58Looks by Madeleine George
0.9633.89The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
0.9623.93Life of Pi by Yann Martel
0.963.69AntiCraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister by Renée Rigdon
0.9593.84Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
0.9584.01Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
0.9453.8A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
0.9353.91Mythology by Edith Hamilton
0.9333.82The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
0.9284.02The Revenge of the Wannabes by Lisi Harrison
0.9273.92Heidi by Johanna Spyri
0.9173.8Charmed Knits: Projects for Fans of Harry Potter by Alison Hansel
0.9153.73Sweet 16 by Kate Brian
0.914The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
0.9013.59The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
0.94.02The Pretty Committee Strikes Back by Lisi Harrison
0.8983.98Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
0.8963.87The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
0.8963.89How Not to Be Popular by Jennifer Ziegler
0.8934Animal Farm by George Orwell
0.8934.1Sealed with a Diss by Lisi Harrison
0.8923.98Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
0.8863.6Dramarama by E. Lockhart
0.8854.26Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
0.8814.14Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.8724.06Bratfest at Tiffany's by Lisi Harrison
0.8714.09Emma by Jane Austen
0.873.38The Fold by An Na
0.8633.66Ultra Maniac, Vol. 1 by Wataru Yoshizumi
0.8614.26Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.863.98Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty
0.8583.6The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
0.8584.21The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
0.8573.87Good Girls by Laura Ruby
0.8524.24Persuasion by Jane Austen
0.8514.15Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm
0.8514.07Holes by Louis Sachar
0.8434.05Dial L for Loser by Lisi Harrison
0.8364.37The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
0.8163.99Coraline by Neil Gaiman
0.8164.42Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
0.8114.26Looking for Alaska by John Green
0.8083.95Scarf Style: Innovative to Traditional, 31 Inspirational Styles to Knit and Crochet by Pam Allen
0.8063.3Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle
0.8044.35Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.7964.12Paper Towns by John Green
0.7944.35Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.7854.39Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.7154.07Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
0.6774.24Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
0.6533.88Ultra Maniac, Vol. 2 by Wataru Yoshizumi
0.6474.39The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
0.6124Ultra Maniac, Vol. 3 by Wataru Yoshizumi
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