Mix of brutality and tenderness makes fantasy seem real.
Popular, rich girls star in shallow, sexy series starter.
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
Friendship and family in Paris in exciting, creepy sequel.
Madcap mayhem perfect for Big Nate fans.
Gross-out humor and adventure in lively Deadweather sequel.
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
Kids battle severe weather in mild, whimsical fantasy.
Upbeat tale about kids coping with disadvantages.
Engrossing Elizabethan tale of murder and intrigue.
Teen's positive turnaround mixes with iffy beauty message.
School-for-criminals mystery turns very dark and violent.
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
Garden fantasy casts a strange spell.
Kira tracks creators of super-soldiers in exciting sequel.
Goofy comedy for young boys riffs on horror cliches.
Compelling adventure as two boys cope with loss, loneliness.
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
Gripping search for missing dad, based on a true story.
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
Slick but lopsided tale of teen trying to solve a murder.
Brilliant, thrilling story of kids training in mind control.
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
Offbeat imagination rules in funny, poignant graphic novel.
Fun mix of teen actresses, mystery in Golden Age Hollywood.