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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
1.783.3The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3233.81Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2743Why I'm Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine
1.2723.35Phantom Of The Auditorium by R. L. Stine
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2593.23It Came from Beneath the Sink! by R. L. Stine
1.2553.66The Rage and The Pride by Oriana Fallaci
1.2443.56The Secret by R. L. Stine
1.2243.32Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.34Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.06The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1983.52The Force Unleashed (Star Wars) by Sean Williams
1.1973.26Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1953.8Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.82Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.6A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.63The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.76Gargantua 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
1.1763.34Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.32Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.31The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
1.1713.6Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
1.1713.27The Barking Ghost by R. L. Stine
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1593.25Be Careful What You Wish For... by R. L. Stine
1.1563.44Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.34The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.88Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.1553.04Shadow Academy by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1543.8I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.61Lightsabers by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1523.48Gallows Hill (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Lois Duncan
1.1513.36I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
1.1513.58The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
1.1513.61The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
1.153.12Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.41Night of the Living Dummy III by R. L. Stine
1.1473.85Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1473.3Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
1.1463.89Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.4Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
1.1343.7The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.1343.03Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.28The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R. L. Stine
1.1333.77Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.36Night of the Living Dummy II by R. L. Stine
1.1313.35How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
1.133.09Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.22The Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1192.9The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith
1.1183.52Dragonworld by Bryon Preiss
1.1173.55Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.67The Burning by R. L. Stine
1.1153.42The Cuckoo Clock of Doom by R. L. Stine
1.1142.76Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1123.17Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.113.5The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.41Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.14The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.33Omen by Christie Golden
1.1033.62Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.1The Girl Who Cried Monster by R. L. Stine
1.1023.18Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.1023.35Monster Blood II by R. L. Stine
1.1013.58Dancing 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
1.0993.37Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
1.0973.55The Way of the Apprentice by Judy Blundell
1.0963.28Jedi 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
1.0943.2Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0933.32Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0913.53The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
1.0883.33The 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
1.0853.52One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine
1.0843.73Ghost Beach by R. L. Stine
1.0813.47Ransom by Lois Duncan
1.0813.42Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.06The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.94The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.78New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.62Cat 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
1.0673.17Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.57The Defenders of the Dead by Judy Blundell
1.0673.54Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0663.27Let's Get Invisible! by R. L. Stine
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