Book Reviews

Skullgirls 2nd Encore Game Poster Image
age 15+
Fun, fast-paced fighter with mild violence, sexy characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
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Dime Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty, realistic tale of teen prostitution and trafficking.
By E.R. Frank
(2015)
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Golan the Insatiable TV Poster Image
age 15+
Violence, sex, and an oddly sweet friendship in dark 'toon.
Network: Fox
(2013)
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Between TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty sci-fi series targets teens with blood and realism.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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Murder of a Cat Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Forgettable, unfunny indie whodunit is fairly violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Walter Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Quirky, funny, and touching tale has strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The DUFF: (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) Book Poster Image
age 15+
Formulaic but fun romance good for beach reading.
By Kody Keplinger
(2010)
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Republique Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Dystopian stealth action is fun but has clunky controls.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2015)
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Whiplash Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Apotheon Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Modern Clash of Titans has alluring art, challenging play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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The Mime Order: The Bone Season, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Clairvoyant quest stalls before intense finish.
By Samantha Shannon
(2015)
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Pride Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Winning English dramedy has some language, risqué moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Mentor Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intense docu examines bullying as cause of two teen suicides
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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King Dork Approximately Book Poster Image
age 15+
Coming-of-age sequel is just as wry, mature as the original.
By Frank Portman
(2014)
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The Walled City Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gritty thriller shows cost of drug trade, human trafficking.
By Ryan Graudin
(2014)
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Endgame: The Calling Book Poster Image
age 15+
A super violent Hunger Games-James Bond hybrid.
By James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton
(2014)
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I Am Santa Claus Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Docu about holiday helpers has mature themes, profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sway Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Complicated teen boy learns to feel again in edgy tale.
By Kat Spears
(2014)
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Lucky Them Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Offbeat romantic dramedy has some swearing, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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