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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
1.3253.32The Boyfriend by R. L. Stine
1.2583.51The Wizard's Ward by Deborah Hale
1.2493.66The Dragon Queen by Alice Borchardt
1.2473.12Charmed & Dangerous by Candace Havens
1.2443.55The Secret by R. L. Stine
1.2423.24Thirteen by Tonya Pines
1.233.33Empress by Karen Miller
1.2153.51BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker
1.213.59Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield
1.2082.52Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
1.2083.83Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2073.57Gone with the Witch by Annette Blair
1.1993.17The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A. N. Roquelaure
1.1983.17The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson
1.1983.28Princess Ai, Vol. 1 by Misaho Kujiradou
1.1953.78Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1933.22The Secret Life of Laszlo, Count Dracula by Roderick Anscombe
1.193.42Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
1.1843.76Hot Gimmick, Volume 12 by Miki Aihara
1.1733.67Mona Lisa Awakening by Sunny
1.173.35The Last of the Red-Hot Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.1663.58Vampire Game, Volume 1 by Judal
1.1653.5Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice
1.1633.69Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul by Jack Canfield
1.1623.69Captive Moon by C. T. Adams
1.1623.52Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber
1.1613.41Beauty's Punishment by A. N. Roquelaure
1.1593.31Alichino Vol. 2 by Kouyu Shurei
1.1573.14Alichino Volume 1 by Kouyu Shurei
1.1463.86Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1453.25My Name Is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield
1.143.48The Becoming by Jeanne C. Stein
1.1383.35Hannibal by Thomas Harris
1.1363.41Runemarks by Joanne Harris
1.1353.63Vampireville by Ellen Schreiber
1.1343.05Touched By Venom: Book One of the Dragon Temple Saga by Janine Cross
1.1343.66Hot Gimmick, Volume 1 by Miki Aihara
1.1333.54Don't Know Much About Mythology: Everything You Need to Know About the Greatest Stories in Human History but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis
1.1313.71Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.133.51Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 1 by Kaori Yuki
1.123.61Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul by Jack Canfield
1.1183.8Ceres: Celestial Legend, Vol. 2: Yūhi by Yuu Watase
1.1173.41The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn
1.1163.69The Burning by R. L. Stine
1.1163.27The Trouble with Harry by Katie MacAlister
1.1142.75Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1133.58Goddess of the Night by Lynne Ewing
1.113.49The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.58Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
1.1093.39The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1.1083.55Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
1.1073.42Covenant with the Vampire by Jeanne Kalogridis
1.1073.67The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.1073.37Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
1.1033.61Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1033.57Heart of the Dragon by Gena Showalter
1.1023.64Kissing Coffins by Ellen Schreiber
1.1023.46Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice
1.13.58Three Days to Dead by Kelly Meding
1.0963.24Exit to Eden by Anne Rampling
1.0873.4Witch & Curse by Nancy Holder
1.0863.56Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister
1.0853.4The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister
1.0833.71Demon Diary Vol. 7 by Lee Yun Hee
1.0833.57Firethorn by Sarah Micklem
1.0813.76A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.37The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
1.083.8A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.82Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
1.0793.75New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0793.75The Oath by Frank Peretti
1.0793.77Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 11 by Kaori Yuki
1.0773.81Wit'ch Fire by James Clemens
1.0742.77Stupid American History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions by Leland Gregory
1.0743.53Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson
1.0733.47True Believer by Nicholas Sparks
1.0694.08Death Note, Volume 12: Finis by Tsugumi Ohba
1.0693.42Blow Me Down by Katie MacAlister
1.0683.7Paradise by Toni Morrison
1.0673.65The Mummy or Ramses the Damned by Anne Rice
1.0673.93Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0653.43The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
1.0653.34The Ruins by Scott Smith
1.0634.12Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
1.0623.25Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice
1.0613.65The MacGregor Brides by Nora Roberts
1.063.6Promise of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst
1.0583.95Basara, Vol. 1 by Yumi Tamura
1.0583.79Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0583.78Girl Got Game, Vol. 1 by Shizuru Seino
1.0563.64A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
1.0563.43Garden of shadows by V.C. Andrews
1.0563.87Angel Sanctuary, Vol. 10 by Kaori Yuki
1.0553.86A Lick of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.86Seraphs by Faith Hunter
1.0523.9Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
1.0513.53Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
1.053.16Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0493.88Beloved by Toni Morrison
1.0483.75Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, The First Death 1-2 by Laurell K. Hamilton
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