Book Reviews

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Game Poster Image
age 15+
Dated disaster game has a strong focus on moral choice.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Bad Best Friend Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Eighth-grader withstands friend rejection in funny story.
By Rachel Vail
(2020)
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The Letter for the King TV Poster Image
age 11+
Underdog hero stands out in book-based fantasy series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Things You Can't Say Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling story of tween grappling with his dad's suicide.
By Jenn Bishop
(2020)
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Prairie Lotus Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Stunning tale of Asian girl's struggle on 1880s frontier.
By Linda Sue Park
(2020)
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Burden Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Dramatic true story of redemption has racial violence.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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37 Seconds Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intimate look at coming of age of woman with disability.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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G.I. Joe: War on Cobra App Poster Image
age 11+
Classic cartoon goes mobile in new action-packed battles.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms - Mandate of Heaven Game Poster Image
age 15+
Prequel expansion offers chances to change Chinese history.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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19 Love Songs Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Emotional collection explores love from all angles.
By David Levithan
(2020)
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A New Beginning: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising spin-off series start with the first girl Ranger!
By John Flanagan
(2013)
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Adopt a Highway Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Ethan Hawke excels in satisfying drama; some language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Simulacra 2 App Poster Image
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age 15+
Social media murder mystery packs suspense and frustration.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Game Poster Image
age 15+
Pilot huge robots in complex, destructive adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE App Poster Image
age 15+
Martial arts action game packs a mediocre punch.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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1919 The Year That Changed America Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting tale of racial, labor protests, women's vote, more.
By Martin W. Sandler
(2019)
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I Lost My Body Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Inspired, mature animated tale has language, grim images.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Brittany Runs a Marathon Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Woman makes over her life in heartfelt but mature dramedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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