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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
1.783.33The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2743.06Why I'm Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine
1.2723.31Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2593.21It Came from Beneath the Sink! by R. L. Stine
1.2553.64The Rage and The Pride by Oriana Fallaci
1.2443.55The Secret by R. L. Stine
1.2243.31Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.35Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.04The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1983.54The Force Unleashed (Star Wars) by Sean Williams
1.1973.25Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1953.78Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.81Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.56A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.75Gargantua and Pantagruel by Fran├žois Rabelais
1.1813.76Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1763.38Say Cheese and Die - Again! by R. L. Stine
1.1763.32Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.28Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.33The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
1.1713.63Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
1.1713.27The Barking Ghost by R. L. Stine
1.1633.21The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1593.24Be Careful What You Wish For... by R. L. Stine
1.1563.43Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.33The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.87Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.1553.06Shadow Academy by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1543.81I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.62Lightsabers by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1523.49Gallows Hill (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Lois Duncan
1.1513.35I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
1.1513.62The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
1.1513.6The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.41Night of the Living Dummy III by R. L. Stine
1.1473.84Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1473.28Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
1.1463.87Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.39Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
1.1343.67The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.1343Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.26The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R. L. Stine
1.1333.74Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.34Night of the Living Dummy II by R. L. Stine
1.1313.36How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
1.133.06Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.22The Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine
1.1272.85Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1192.91The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith
1.1183.54Dragonworld by Bryon Preiss
1.1173.57Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.69The Burning by R. L. Stine
1.1153.45The Cuckoo Clock of Doom by R. L. Stine
1.1142.75Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1123.14Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.113.49The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.37Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.16The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.36Omen by Christie Golden
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.11The Girl Who Cried Monster by R. L. Stine
1.1023.18Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.1023.33Monster Blood II by R. L. Stine
1.1013.6Dancing on the Edge by Han Nolan
1.1013.63One Day in September: The Full Story of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre and the Israeli Revenge Operation "Wrath of Go by Simon Reeve
1.13.62The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
1.0993.39Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
1.0973.55The Way of the Apprentice by Judy Blundell
1.0963.26Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves
1.0963.76Calico Bush by Rachel Field
1.0943.36In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made by Norman F. Cantor
1.0943.21Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0933.33Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0913.5The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
1.0883.3The Ghost Next Door by R. L. Stine
1.0873.89The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand
1.0863.4The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
1.0853.51One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine
1.0843.68Ghost Beach by R. L. Stine
1.0813.44Ransom by Lois Duncan
1.0813.4Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.12The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.96The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.76New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.61Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0773.37Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0733.6Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.2Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.59The Defenders of the Dead by Judy Blundell
1.0673.56Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0663.29Let's Get Invisible! by R. L. Stine
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