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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
1.3233.79Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2743.06Why I'm Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine
1.2723.33Phantom 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
1.2243.32Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.36Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.04The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1983.52The Force Unleashed (Star Wars) by Sean Williams
1.1973.25Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1953.79Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.83Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.57A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.63The 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
1.1763.33Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.29Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.34The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
1.1713.63Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
1.1713.25The 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
1.1563.45Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.33The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.88Atlas 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
1.1523.48Gallows Hill (Laurel-Leaf Books) by Lois Duncan
1.1513.35I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
1.1513.58The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis
1.1513.62The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.39Night 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
1.1463.88Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.4Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
1.1343.67The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.1343Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.27The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R. L. Stine
1.1333.74Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.35Night 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
1.133.21The Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine
1.1272.83Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.01Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1192.91The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith
1.1183.52Dragonworld by Bryon Preiss
1.1173.54Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.69The 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
1.113.48The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.38Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.55The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.15The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.34Omen 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
1.1023.34Monster 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
1.0993.38Attack of the Clones by R.A. Salvatore
1.0973.55The Way of the Apprentice by Judy Blundell
1.0963.24Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves
1.0963.72Calico Bush by Rachel Field
1.0943.35In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made by Norman F. Cantor
1.0943.2Dark Apprentice by Kevin Anderson
1.0933.33Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0913.51The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
1.0883.31The 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
1.0843.71Ghost Beach by R. L. Stine
1.0813.44Ransom by Lois Duncan
1.0813.39Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.13The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.95The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.76New 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
1.0733.61Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.19Champions 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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