Game Reviews

Ready Player One Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Exciting, funny, futuristic thriller about online games.
By Ernest Cline
(2011)
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Different Seasons Book Poster Image
age 15+
Four classic King tales, pretty raw stuff in places.
By Stephen King
(2004)
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The Color Purple Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of poor, abused woman's journey to independence.
By Alice Walker
(1982)
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White Heat TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Sex-strewn drama views the '60s through British eyes.
Network: BBC America
(2012)
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Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires TV Poster Image
age 15+
Docu about criminal groups is both insightful and violent.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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Never Fall Down Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Harrowing true story of boy in Cambodia's Killing Fields.
By Patricia McCormick
(2012)
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Code Name Verity Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Plot-twisting, heart-wrenching, unforgettable WWII story.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2012)
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Hearts and Minds Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Provocative Vietnam War docu with violence, racial slurs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Gold-rush-era heroine deals with issues like abuse, suicide.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2001)
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The Diviners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Swell start to a spooky but fabulous Prohibition-set series.
By Libba Bray
(2012)
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SEAL Team Six Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Controversial docudrama is both violent and political.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Bible Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Biblical reenactments are theatrical and very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Girl Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Hitchcock biopic reveals dark side of acclaimed director.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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CodeHS Website Poster Image
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age 15+
Cool, accessible coding lessons come with a hefty price tag.
URL: https://www.codehs.com/
(2013)
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Inside the American Mob TV Poster Image
age 15+
Organized crime docuseries with bloody re-creations.
Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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The Monuments Men Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Fact-based adventure with a few bloody battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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12 Years a Slave Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Imperfect but must-see epic drama with major cruelty.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Fifth Estate Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Confusing WikiLeaks docudrama mostly avoids iffy content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Philomena Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Smart, wrenching, deeply moving drama fine for older teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Nelson Mandela deserves a great movie. This isn't it.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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