Controversial Books for angeljkay

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.375 3.21 The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
1.249 3.43 No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
1.234 3.05 Hawkes Harbor by S. E. Hinton
1.189 3.54 Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
1.165 3.53 The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.15 3.75 The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin
1.137 3.34 Love Story by Erich Segal
1.115 3.31 Only Love by Erich Segal
1.101 3.46 The Secrets of a Fire King: Stories by Kim Edwards
1.1 3.86 A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer
1.1 3.83 The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life by Laurie Notaro
1.097 3.81 What On Earth Have I Done?: Stories, Observations, and Affirmations by Robert Fulghum
1.097 3.67 The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
1.09 3.64 Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
1.082 3.65 A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness by Dave Pelzer
1.076 3.08 Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
1.075 3.83 Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
1.066 3.48 There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro
1.062 3.53 Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa
1.061 3.81 The Truth Machine by James Halperin
1.055 3.76 The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham
1.037 3.63 Prizes by Erich Segal
1.027 3.7 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
1.027 3.8 The Lost Boy : A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family by Dave Pelzer
1.007 4.09 The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
1.006 3.34 Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
1.005 3.98 My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
1.003 3.72 The Hand I Fan With by Tina McElroy Ansa
1.003 3.46 The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
1.001 3.32 Jake, Reinvented by Gordon Korman
0.997 3.81 A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
0.994 3.76 For One More Day by Mitch Albom
0.989 3.74 All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
0.983 3.81 We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive by Laurie Notaro
0.981 4.16 Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life by Barnaby Conrad
0.976 4.01 The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
0.975 4.05 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.971 4.32 The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
0.968 3.98 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
0.966 3.84 Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? by Shel Silverstein
0.956 4.02 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
0.953 3.47 Rococo by Adriana Trigiani
0.951 4.03 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
0.949 4.16 The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
0.948 3.98 I Love Everybody (and Other Atrocious Lies) by Laurie Notaro
0.948 3.91 The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
0.948 3.8 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
0.946 3.91 Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield
0.945 3.58 The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
0.941 3.65 Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani
0.94 3.83 Linden Hills by Gloria Naylor
0.938 4.02 Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood by Laurie Notaro
0.934 4.06 Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook by Shel Silverstein
0.928 3.81 Stuart Little by E. B. White
0.928 4.1 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
0.927 4 Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
0.923 4.19 The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
0.922 3.69 Eat Mangoes Naked: Finding Pleasure Everywhere (and dancing with the Pits) by Sark
0.922 3.51 The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
0.921 3.46 Bookends by Jane Green
0.921 4.13 Mama Day by Gloria Naylor
0.92 3.8 How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
0.915 3.76 Messenger by Lois Lowry
0.914 3.97 Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
0.912 3.75 An Acceptable Time by Madeleine L'Engle
0.91 4.19 The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
0.909 3.91 Uh-Oh by Robert Fulghum
0.908 4.16 Lafcadio, The Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein
0.908 3.9 Ghost Girl: The True Story of a Child in Peril and the Teacher Who Saved Her by Torey L. Hayden
0.905 3.99 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
0.904 3.93 Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
0.901 3.87 Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti
0.899 3.26 Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
0.898 3.78 Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
0.897 3.93 A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle
0.896 3.7 Evening Class by Maeve Binchy
0.896 4.1 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
0.895 4.16 The Giver by Lois Lowry
0.893 3.93 It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum
0.893 3.98 A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
0.887 3.76 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
0.884 4.02 Small Wonder: Essays by Barbara Kingsolver
0.884 3.48 Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen
0.882 4.12 The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
0.88 4.15 The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
0.878 3.74 The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
0.877 3.99 Children of God by Mary Doria Russell
0.874 3.57 Loud and Clear by Anna Quindlen
0.867 4.02 Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
0.866 4.17 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
0.865 4.15 Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
0.863 3.86 The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
0.861 4.29 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1) by J. K. Rowling
0.86 3.82 No Plot? No Problem!: A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days by Chris Baty
0.859 4.29 The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
0.858 4.18 Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
0.857 3.88 Maybe (Maybe Not): Second Thoughts from a Secret Life by Robert Fulghum
0.856 4 The Tiger's Child: The Story of a Gifted, Troubled Child and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up on Her by Torey L. Hayden
0.854 4.1 A Giraffe and a Half by Shel Silverstein
0.854 3.77 Creative Companion: How to Free Your Creative Spirit by Sark
0.849 3.87 How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
0.848 4.28 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
0.841 3.64 Ugly Ways by Tina McElroy Ansa
0.835 4.32 Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.834 4.3 A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.83 3.78 The Forbidden Tower by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.83 4.29 Night by Elie Wiesel
0.823 3.49 The 6th Grade Nickname Game by Gordon Korman
0.821 4.04 The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde
0.82 3.98 The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
0.818 4.25 Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein
0.818 3.94 Inspiration Sandwich: Stories to Inspire Our Creative Freedom by Sark
0.818 4 A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
0.816 3.85 The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal by Vicki Croke
0.809 4.26 All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
0.809 4.42 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
0.808 4.31 Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only by Shel Silverstein
0.803 4.08 Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
0.798 3.71 There's a Bat in Bunk Five by Paula Danziger
0.795 3.98 In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
0.793 4.36 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
0.784 4.36 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
0.78 4.08 Beautiful Child: The Story of a Child Trapped in Silence and the Teacher Who Refused to Give Up on Her by Torey L. Hayden
0.77 4.37 Movies in Fifteen Minutes by Cleolinda Jones
0.769 4.4 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
0.761 3.99 Room to Write by Bonni Goldberg
0.757 3.99 From Beginning to End: The Rituals of our Lives by Robert Fulghum
0.753 4.1 Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood by Jane Yolen
0.751 4.04 Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened by Torey L. Hayden
0.737 4.41 The Elements of Style Illustrated by Jr. William Strunk
0.718 4.23 Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol
0.708 4.27 Take Joy: A Book for Writers by Jane Yolen