Game Reviews

Thick as Thieves: The Queen's Thief, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Smart, suspenseful, stellar volume in tricky fantasy series.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(2017)
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Beaches (2017) Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Slight remake of '80s tearjerker, saved by Menzel's singing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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The Scattering: The Outliers, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sequel has more twists, turns but less all around.
By Kimberly McCreight
(2017)
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Gem & Dixie Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling story of teen sisters neglected by their parents.
By Sara Zarr
(2017)
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Always and Forever, Lara Jean:  To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet finale to upbeat romance series.
By Jenny Han
(2017)
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Spill Zone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong female hero drives exciting sci-fi horror thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2017)
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Dragon Quest Heroes II Game Poster Image
age 13+
Accessible action adventure has enjoyable fantasy battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Defy the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sci-fi space thriller is a thought-provoking page-turner.
By Claudia Gray
(2017)
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The Black Witch: The Black Witch Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Overlong but engaging fantasy tackles prejudice.
By Laurie Forest
(2017)
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The One Memory of Flora Banks Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping thriller about a teen who can't make new memories.
By Emily Barr
(2017)
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What Remains of Edith Finch Game Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional family drama deals in tragedy, eccentricity.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Shadowcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Solid, exciting sequel with a new girl-power character.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2017)
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Lion Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Great performances in emotional, intense biographical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Me and My Grandma TV Poster Image
age 13+
YouTube star's sitcom is plagued with stale storylines.
Network: YouTube
(2017)
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Starfall: Starflight, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Amusing mix of sci-fi, court intrigue, and romance.
By Melissa Landers
(2017)
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Bronx Masquerade Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Teens find true selves through poetry in heartfelt novel.
By Nikki Grimes
(2018)
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Long May She Reign Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen queen uses science to save kingdom in engaging fantasy.
By Rhiannon Thomas
(2017)
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Seed Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Docu follows teams competing for startup money; cursing.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Miss Hokusai Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Historical Japanese character study has mature content.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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