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37 Seconds Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Intimate look at coming of age of woman with disability.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
age 13+
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Journey to the Savage Planet Game Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi romp has sense of humor, also blood and adult themes.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Praetorians HD Remaster Game Poster Image
age 13+
Strategy game has updated visuals but stale play.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD Game Poster Image
age 13+
Entertaining Western-themed action against strange outlaws.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2020)
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Frostpunk: The Last Autumn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Hard expansion prequel tests pre-apocalypse strategy skills.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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The Conference of the Birds:  Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fifth in creepy series delivers chills and suspense.
By Ransom Riggs
(2020)
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Shadowshaper Legacy: The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Great urban cast drives magical fantasy finale.
By Daniel Jose Older
(2020)
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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game Poster Image
age 13+
Anime adventure for fans is deep on content, light on fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Chosen: Slayer, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Demon-slaying sequel has more wit and angst.
By Kiersten White
(2020)
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Song of the Crimson Flower Book Poster Image
age 13+
Absorbing companion story to Asian-inspired fantasy series.
By Julie C. Dao
(2019)
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Simulacra 2 App Poster Image
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age 15+
Social media murder mystery packs suspense and frustration.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fluffy but enjoyable romance with intersecting stories.
By John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Path of the Warrior Game Poster Image
age 13+
VR beat 'em up packs a punch with over-the-top fun.
Platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2019)
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while True: learn() App Poster Image
age 13+
Creative AI introduction would benefit from in-game hints.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Game Poster Image
age 15+
Pilot huge robots in complex, destructive adventure.
Platforms: Windows
(2019)
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Fist of the North Star LEGENDS ReVIVE App Poster Image
age 15+
Martial arts action game packs a mediocre punch.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Battle Breakers App Poster Image
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age 13+
Confusing fantasy mess takes control from players' hands.
Devices: iPhone, Android
(2019)
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Black Future '88 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Challenging adventure is too shallow, difficult to be fun.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2019)
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Low Tide Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Stealing, smoking, drinking in pirate-y teen adventure.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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