Game Reviews

The Summer I Learned to Fly Book Poster Image
age 12+
Touching coming-of-age story with some mature themes.
By Dana Reinhardt
(2011)
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Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Between Shades of Gray Book Poster Image
age 12+
Harrowing, moving account of life in Stalin's labor camps.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2011)
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Lord of the Flies Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
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Dance Academy TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Realistic Aussie drama explores teen issues like dating.
Network: TeenNick
(2012)
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Mama, I Want to Sing! Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Preachy musical has few surprises, not enough songs.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Chomp Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Zany adventure in the Florida Everglades spoofs reality TV.
By Carl Hiaasen
(2012)
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Spiral: Tunnels Series, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Violent series' new twists take story in strange direction.
By Roderick Gordon, Brian Williams
(2012)
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Tokyo Heist Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Manga, art, and life lessons in top-notch mystery adventure.
By Diana Renn
(2012)
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The Edge of Nowhere Book Poster Image
age 12+
Decent start to girl-who-hears-others'-thoughts series.
By Elizabeth George
(2012)
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The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Poster Image
age 12+
Simple Minds hit outshines synth-heavy '80s pop fluff.
By Various Artists
(1985)
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Slippery When Wet: Special Edition Music Poster Image
age 12+
Ultimate hair-metal album was top seller of 1987.
By Bon Jovi
(2010)
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The Blues Brothers: Original Soundtrack Recording Music Poster Image
age 12+
Cult classic romp boasts great tracks by music legends.
By The Blues Brothers
(1980)
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Summer & Bird Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
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Game Changer Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of softballer in alternate world picks up as it goes.
By Margaret Peterson Haddix
(2012)
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Seconds Away Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen thriller sequel lacks punch of previous volume.
By Harlan Coben
(2012)
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Shadowfell Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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War of the Buttons Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
WWII drama is overly cute but has worthy lessons for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Dark Unwinding Book Poster Image
age 12+
Thrilling steampunk mystery, romance in Victorian England.
By Sharon Cameron
(2012)
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