Book Reviews

Glitch Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 14+
Fascinating, funky MMO creates topsy-turvy world; open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
Continue reading
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Game Poster Image
age 15+
Vast and violent RPG filled with moral choice and ambiguity.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Continue reading
Clockwork Prince: Infernal Devices, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Fantasy sequel has strong female characters, more violence.
By Cassandra Clare
(2011)
Continue reading
Orcs Must Die! Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Exciting action strategy game too violent for younger kids.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
Continue reading
A Tale of Two Cities Book Poster Image
age 14+
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(1894)
Continue reading
Froi of the Exiles Book Poster Image
age 15+
Character-driven fantasy is extraordinary for older teens.
By Melina Marchetta
(2012)
Continue reading
There Is No Dog Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
God re-imagined as teen prompts big questions, sharp humor.
By Meg Rosoff
(2012)
Continue reading
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Literary story of two boys' life-changing friendship.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2012)
Continue reading
Slide Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Fast-paced story of teen who can see from a killer's eyes.
By Jill Hathaway
(2012)
Continue reading
The Bluest Eye Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings.
By Toni Morrison
(1970)
Continue reading
Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
Continue reading
The Iliad Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Gods and men manipulate war in exciting, gory epic.
By Homer
(2004)
Continue reading
Small Damages Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
By Beth Kephart
(2012)
Continue reading
Rift Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Exciting, suspenseful prequel to Nightshade series.
By Andrea Cremer
(2012)
Continue reading
Tiger Eyes Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 15+
Powerful novel examines teen's world of grief.
By Judy Blume
(1981)
Continue reading
Torchlight II Game Poster Image
csm_game
age 15+
Bloody fantasy tale is easy to play, stands test of time.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
Continue reading
Pirate Cinema Book Poster Image
csm_book
age 14+
Rousing near-future adventure tackles privacy issues.
By Cory Doctorow
(2012)
Continue reading
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition Game Poster Image
age 15+
Combative Dark Knight game has some blood and death.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U
(2012)
Continue reading
Ask the Passengers Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, poignant story of teen girl in love with a girl.
By A.S. King
(2012)
Continue reading
Struck by Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal Book Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliantly funny, insightful, dark high school tragicomedy.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
Continue reading

Pages