TV Reviews

Julie and the Phantoms TV Poster Image
age 8+
Heartwarming series wins with music, emotional honesty.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Unpregnant Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
BFF road movie tackles abortion; language, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Book Poster Image
age 13+
Funny story of immigrant teen facing culture shock in U.S.
By Ben Philippe
(2020)
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All Together Now Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Book-based teen drama uplifts despite sad scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Darius the Great Deserves Better Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of teen's first love, friendships, growth.
By Adib Khorram
(2020)
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Boys State Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens make like political pros in insightful documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Midnight Sun Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Same Twilight story, but from Edward's brooding perspective.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2020)
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Work It Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Sweet teen tale has great dancing; language, innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Bookish and the Beast: Once Upon a Con, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Cute, modern, but bland take on "Beauty and the Beast."
By Ashley Poston
(2020)
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The Kissing Booth 2 Movie Poster Image
age 13+
So-so teen romcom sequel has cursing, alcohol, sex.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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I'll Be the One Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.
By Lyla Lee
(2020)
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The Henna Wars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Page-turner romcom takes on race, faith, queer love.
By Adiba Jaigirdar
(2020)
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Faith: Taking Flight Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun superhero origin story is body and LGBTQ+ positive.
By Julie Murphy
(2020)
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Again Again Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Engaging tale of love, possibility, and addiction recovery.
By E. Lockhart
(2020)
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Rules for Being a Girl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen finds her voice after sexual assault in moving tale.
By Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno
(2020)
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Max Winslow and the House of Secrets Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging but imperfect mystery may feel too familiar.
In Theaters Now
(Release Year: 2020)
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Atlas Co App Poster Image
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age 13+
Self-improvement via podcasts and journaling for teens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
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Zombies 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet sequel promotes inclusion, challenges stereotypes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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The Half of It Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touching, smart teen story deals with sexuality; drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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ICQ New: Messenger & Chat App Poster Image
age 13+
Video and text chat with fun filters, some iffy images.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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