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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
1.3233.8Cat 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
1.2642.69Planet of Twilight by Barbara Hambly
1.2593.21It 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
1.2243.36Haunted Mask II by R. L. Stine
1.223.33Stay Out of the Basement by R. L. Stine
1.2013.04The New Rebellion by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
1.1983.53The Force Unleashed (Star Wars) by Sean Williams
1.1973.27Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine
1.1953.78Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
1.1942.81Children of the Jedi by Barbara Hambly
1.1923.57A Night in Terror Tower by R. L. Stine
1.1852.61The Crystal Star by Vonda McIntyre
1.1823.76Gargantua 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
1.1763.32Monster Blood III by R. L. Stine
1.1753.28Say Cheese and Die! by R. L. Stine
1.1723.34The 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
1.1633.22The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton
1.1593.23Be Careful What You Wish For... by R. L. Stine
1.1563.41Welcome to Dead House by R. L. Stine
1.1553.33The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley
1.1553.85Atlas 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
1.1513.62The 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
1.1473.29Bless the Beasts and Children by Glendon Swarthout
1.1463.86Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
1.1374.09How Children Fail by John Holt
1.1363.38Pericles, 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
1.1333.79Once Upon a Summer Day by Dennis L. McKiernan
1.1323.34Night of the Living Dummy II by R. L. Stine
1.1313.31How to Live with a Neurotic Cat by Stephen Baker
1.133.04Before 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
1.1183.53Dragonworld by Bryon Preiss
1.1173.58Mind-Speaker's Call by Gayle Greeno
1.1163.64The 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
1.113.46The Betrayal by R. L. Stine
1.1093.42Deep Trouble by R. L. Stine
1.1073.56The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
1.1063.17The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1.1063.4Omen 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
1.1023.15Tales from the New Republic by Peter Schweighofer
1.1023.29Monster 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
1.0973.55The 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
1.0943.22Dark 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
1.0873.9The 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
1.0813.39Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan
1.083.13The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster
1.083.95The Paradiso by Dante Alighieri
1.0793.75New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
1.0783.61Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0773.36Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0733.6Survivor's Quest by Timothy Zahn
1.0683.9Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.0673.19Champions of the Force by Kevin J. Anderson
1.0673.59The Defenders of the Dead by Judy Blundell
1.0673.55Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry
1.0663.26Let's Get Invisible! by R. L. Stine
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