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Game Reviews

Prime Suspect (UK) TV Poster Image
age 15+
Flawed-but-forceful female lead is a tough act to follow.
Network: ITV, PBS
(1991)
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Book Poster Image
age 2+
Classic delights tykes with bright colors, gentle rhymes.
By Bill Martin Jr.
(1996)
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Quintana of Charyn Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing end to fabulous epic trilogy for mature readers.
By Melina Marchetta
(2013)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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Gone Home Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Terrific narrative game tackles tough teen identity issues.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2013)
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Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock Book Poster Image
age 15+
Misfit plans murder and suicide in painful, powerful book.
By Matthew Quick
(2013)
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A Prayer for Owen Meany Book Poster Image
age 15+
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
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The Going to Bed Book Book Poster Image
age 2+
Sweet, silly board book makes bedtime fun and cozy.
By Sandra Boynton
(1982)
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Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City Music Poster Image
age 15+
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
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The Gospel of Winter Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful book about victims of priest sexual abuse.
By Brendan Kiely
(2014)
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Red Is Best Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Delightful, sweet story celebrates independence.
By Kathy Stinson
(2011)
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Busy Shapes App Poster Image
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age 2+
Super-smart playground designed for youngest app users.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Duckie Deck Collection App Poster Image
age 2+
Sweet mini-games let toddlers "do it myself!"
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2014)
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Boyhood Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Unique, affecting, mature drama about life and growing up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Sago Mini Friends App Poster Image
age 2+
Fascinating first app features familiar, friendly fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
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The Missing TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Subtle, twisty drama centers on a missing-child case.
Network: Starz
(2014)
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Olive Kitteridge TV Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful adaptation with themes of mental illness, suicide.
Network: HBO
(2014)
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Game Poster Image
age 15+
Violent expansion manages to reinvigorate popular MMO.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2014)
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Hannah and Her Sisters Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Brilliant but mature comic-drama about an imperfect family.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1986)
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