Game Reviews

Patron Saints of Nothing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending tale explores grief, Philippines' war on drugs.
By Randy Ribay
(2019)
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Butterfly Yellow Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving post-Vietnam War story of courage and perseverance.
By Thanhha Lai
(2019)
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Warsaw Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Emotional take on one of WWII's biggest losses.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
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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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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Book Poster Image
age 14+
Haunting and unforgettable novel of love, loss, and hope.
By Laura Ruby
(2019)
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Skillshare - Online Learning App Poster Image
age 14+
Creative and career-oriented lessons for curious older kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Light It Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong police shootings story lacks character development.
By Kekla Magoon
(2019)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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Commandos 2 HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 14+
Remake of WWII classic is buggy and stripped of fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Saving Savannah Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen leaves bubble of privilege in exciting historical tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2020)
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King Arthur Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Entertaining but violent spin on classic story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2004)
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Gattaca Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
'90s science fiction has mature themes, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1997)
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Thirteen Days Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Superb film about Cuban missile crisis, best for older kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Empire of the Sun Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Beautiful but grim WWII saga through a boy's eyes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Coal Miner's Daughter Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Loretta Lynn's tough but heartwarming biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1980)
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21 Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Breezy Vegas con film fun, with some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Mermaids Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
'90s coming-of-age tale has sex, drinking, cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1990)
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La Bamba Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet, sad rock-idol tale has violence, cursing, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1987)
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Listenable: Learn via Audio App Poster Image
age 14+
Self-improvement mini-lessons are sometimes solid.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2020)
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