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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
1.783.26The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2743.08Why I'm Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine
1.2723.34Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2642.7Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2593.2It Came from Beneath the Sink! by R. L. Stine
1.2553.65The rage and the pride by Oriana Fallaci
1.2443.53The Secret by R. L. Stine
1.2243.34Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.32Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.06The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1983.53The Force Unleashed (Star Wars) by Sean Williams
1.1973.29Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1953.76Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.84Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.5A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.78Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.1813.78Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1763.44Say Cheese and Die - Again! by R. L. Stine
1.1763.41Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.25Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.37The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
1.1713.65Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
1.1713.25The Barking Ghost by R. L. Stine
1.1633.23Courtship Of Princess Leia, The by Dave Wolverton
1.1593.19Be Careful What You Wish For... by R. L. Stine
1.1563.4Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.37The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.83Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.1553.08Shadow Academy by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1543.79I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.6Lightsabers by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1523.51Gallows Hill (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Lois Duncan
1.1513.35I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
1.1513.63The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
1.1513.63The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
1.153.17Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.41Night of the Living Dummy III by R. L. Stine
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1473.34Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
1.1463.85Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.11How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.36Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
1.1343.65The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.1343.02Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.25The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R. L. Stine
1.1333.79Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.4Night of the Living Dummy II by R. L. Stine
1.1313.35How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
1.133.05Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.22The Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine
1.1272.84Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.02Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1192.92The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith
1.1183.54Dragonworld by Byron Preiss
1.1173.57Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.68The Burning by R. L. Stine
1.1153.39The Cuckoo Clock of Doom by R. L. Stine
1.1142.76Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1123.14Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.113.52The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.34Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.58The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.15The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.4Omen by Christie Golden
1.1033.6Wicked by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.16The Girl Who Cried Monster by R. L. Stine
1.1023.14Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.1023.3Monster Blood II by R. L. Stine
1.1013.61Dancing 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
1.13.63The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
1.0993.38Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones by R. A. Salvatore
1.0973.55The Way of the Apprentice by Jude Watson
1.0963.27Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves
1.0963.73Calico Bush by Rachel Field
1.0943.36In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made by Norman F. Cantor
1.0943.23Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0933.29Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0913.51The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
1.0883.32The Ghost Next Door by R. L. Stine
1.0873.9The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand
1.0863.42The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley
1.0853.52One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine
1.0843.66Ghost Beach by R. L. Stine
1.0813.43Ransom by Lois Duncan
1.0813.34Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.1The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.98The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.74New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.55Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0773.35Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0733.58Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.2Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.57The Defenders of the Dead by Jude Watson
1.0673.56Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0663.24Let's Get Invisible! by R. L. Stine
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