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Has-Been Heroes Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Very difficult adventure has frustrating, random gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Traitor to the Throne:  Rebel of the Sands, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second fantasy installment ramps up suspense and intrigue.
By Alwyn Hamilton
(2017)
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Faeria Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun strategy blends a living board game and card collection.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Fire Emblem Heroes App Poster Image
age 12+
Challenging strategy adventure fun for newbies, genre fans.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius App Poster Image
age 12+
Classic role-playing gameplay but tedious, frequent combat.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Crowntakers App Poster Image
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age 12+
Challenging strategy role-playing game tests gamer's skills.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Midnight Star: The Young Elites, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Superior epic fantasy finale builds to exciting showdown.
By Marie Lu
(2016)
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Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World App Poster Image
age 12+
Fun magical adventure marred by demands for Muggle money.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Cents Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Well-meaning but sometimes confusing middle school drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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RIGS Mechanized Combat League VR Game Poster Image
age 12+
Good sci-fi "sports" shooter sparks a few rough tech issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Pixel Gear Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Clever VR shooter comes up short in too many ways.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2016)
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Oz: Broken Kingdom App Poster Image
age 12+
Follow the yellow brick road in stylish role-playing game.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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