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Lost Planet 3 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Mediocre sci-fi shooter doesn't do much for the series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Ghost Time Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Daring and confusing story about love and time.
By Courtney Eldridge
(2013)
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Icons Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Confusing tale of aliens and government conspiracies.
By Margaret Stohl
(2013)
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Fragments: The Partials Sequence, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Kira tracks creators of super-soldiers in exciting sequel.
By Dan Wells
(2013)
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Star Trek Game Poster Image
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age 14+
So-so sci-fi shooter based on rebooted movie series.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2013)
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Game Poster Image
age 14+
"Stellar" sci-fi strategy expansion wows fans of the series.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2013)
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The Madman's Daughter Book Poster Image
age 14+
Extra horror, romance in "Island of Dr. Moreau" update.
By Megan Shepherd
(2013)
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Immortalized TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Taxidermy reality contest is bizarre but ultimately boring.
Network: AMC
(2013)
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Burned Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen flees abusive home in intense free-verse tale.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2006)
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Small Damages Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.
By Beth Kephart
(2012)
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Tiger Lily Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
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Beautiful Wave Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Pensive coming-of-age surfer tale has a few iffy scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Wicked Tuna TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Fishing edu-tainment docu reels in lots of salty vocab.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2012)
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Ragin' Cajuns TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Cajun shrimpers drink, curse, and struggle for survival.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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Quantum Spectre Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Let lasers guide the way in researcher-created puzzler.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
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NCIS Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Disappointing adventure game based on the hit TV show.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Virulent Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Be a virus, trick the immune system, and infect your human.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2011)
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Brave New World Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire of ultimate consumerist society still packs punch.
By Aldous Huxley
(1932)
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The Big Bang Theory TV Poster Image
age 14+
Geeky sitcom plays with stereotypes and innuendo.
Network: CBS
(2007)
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Will Penny Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Cowboy character study mixes violence and depth; some peril.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1968)
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