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SLAY Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Girl's online life gets real in smart thriller.
By Brittney Morris
(2019)
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I Am Mother Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Thoughtful sci-fi thriller has graphic violence, swearing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Game Poster Image
age 14+
Crafting adventure creates engaging, accessible gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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Observation Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Tough sci-fi puzzler has intense story, strong language.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2019)
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KidzByte - Curated News for Curious Minds App Poster Image
age 14+
Pressure to buy, privacy issues, typos tarnish cool idea.
Devices: Android
(2019)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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All the Wind in the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romance, touch of magic in futuristic wasteland.
By Samantha Mabry
(2017)
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The Long Journey Home Game Poster Image
age 14+
Space tale filled with challenge, choice, and consequence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hint of magic in absorbing 1,001 Nights-themed love story.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2015)
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The Winner's Kiss: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Winning trilogy ends on a more mature note.
By Marie Rutkoski
(2016)
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Into the Stars Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Lead humanity through space in stat-heavy simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2016)
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Breakthrough TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Fascinating docu series vibrantly explores science topics.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2015)
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The Martian Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping tale of space survival has unexpected humor.
By Andy Weir
(2014)
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The Longest Ride Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Formulaic but still romantic Sparks adaptation gets steamy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Druid Peak Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Slow-paced coming-of-age tale has cursing, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Ark: Survival Evolved Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent survival MMO tests skills against humans, dinos.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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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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21 Movie Poster Image
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21
age 14+
Breezy Vegas con film fun, with some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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