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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
1.783.27The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2743.11Why I'm Afraid of Bees by R. L. Stine
1.2723.31Phantom 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
1.2553.68The rage and the pride by Oriana Fallaci
1.2443.5The Secret by R. L. Stine
1.2243.37Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.33Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.05The 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
1.1953.78Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.82Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.55A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.62The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.77Gargantua and Pantagruel by François Rabelais
1.1813.77Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
1.1783.53The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
1.1763.42Say Cheese and Die - Again! by R. L. Stine
1.1763.33Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.27Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.35The Cestus Deception by Steven Barnes
1.1713.64Incident at Hawk's Hill by Allan W. Eckert
1.1713.27The Barking Ghost by R. L. Stine
1.1633.23The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1593.2Be Careful What You Wish For... by R. L. Stine
1.1563.39Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.33The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.85Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
1.1553.08Shadow Academy by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1543.79I, Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole
1.1533.65Lightsabers by Kevin J. Anderson
1.1523.47Gallows 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
1.1513.59The Rising Force by Dave Wolverton
1.153.15Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1483.4Night of the Living Dummy III by R. L. Stine
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1473.3Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
1.1463.85Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.1How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.38Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare
1.1343.67The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
1.1343.01Shield of Lies by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1333.26The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight by R. L. Stine
1.1333.79Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.38Night of the Living Dummy II by R. L. Stine
1.1313.31How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
1.133.06Before the Storm by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.133.24The Haunted Mask by R. L. Stine
1.1272.84Darksaber by Kevin Anderson
1.1263.02Tyrant's Test by Michael P. Kube-McDowell
1.1192.9The Adventures of Lando Calrissian by L. Neil Smith
1.1183.48Dragonworld by Bryon Preiss
1.1173.58Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.63The Burning by R. L. Stine
1.1153.45The Cuckoo Clock of Doom by R. L. Stine
1.1142.75Lost by Gregory Maguire
1.1123.15Monster Blood by R. L. Stine
1.113.47The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.42Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.2The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.39Omen by Christie Golden
1.1033.61Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
1.1023.13The 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
1.1013.6Dancing 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
1.13.63The Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom
1.0993.37Attack of the Clones by R. A. Salvatore
1.0973.5The Way of the Apprentice by Judy Blundell
1.0963.26Jedi 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
1.0933.35Heirs of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0913.5The Werewolf of Fever Swamp by R. L. Stine
1.0883.31The 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
1.0853.48One Day at Horrorland by R. L. Stine
1.0843.68Ghost Beach by R. L. Stine
1.0813.46Ransom by Lois Duncan
1.0813.37Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.12The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.95The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.75New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.57Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0773.36Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0733.59Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn
1.0683.89Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.2Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.58The Defenders of the Dead by Judy Blundell
1.0673.55Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0663.25Let's Get Invisible! by R. L. Stine
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