Game Reviews

Friends with Boys Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming tale of high school jitters, with a ghostly twist.
By Faith Erin Hicks
(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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Under the Mesquite Book Poster Image
age 12+
Latina teen faces mom's cancer in award-winning verse novel.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2011)
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I Capture the Castle Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating story of teen's eccentric English family.
By Dodie Smith
(2003)
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The Year of the Beasts Book Poster Image
age 12+
Prose and comics mix in intense tale of sibling rivalry.
By Cecil Castellucci
(2012)
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Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp TV Poster Image
age 12+
Positive messages about motherhood, plus publicity stunts.
Network: Lifetime Television
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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See Dad Run TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Sitcom's take on gender roles is fun for tweens, teens.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
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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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Elemental Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Never-a-dull-moment futuristic fantasy brims with energy.
By Antony John
(2012)
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A Father's Choice Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heart-tugging family story set in motion by a mom's murder.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Hanna's Gold Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen treasure hunt shows drinking with consequences.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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The Lucy Variations Book Poster Image
age 12+
Rich teen piano prodigy manages pressure, older crushes.
By Sara Zarr
(2013)
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Resale Royalty TV Poster Image
age 12+
Refreshingly real clan anchors mild fashion reality show.
Network: Style Network
(2013)
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45 Pounds (More or Less) Book Poster Image
age 12+
Painful, relatable look at teen's family and diet struggles.
By K.A. Barson
(2013)
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That Quiz Website Poster Image
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age 12+
Free quiz site is simple but effective -- and customizable.
URL: https://www.thatquiz.org/
(2013)
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Boxers & Saints Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Exciting graphic-novel set is powerful historical fiction.
By Gene Luen Yang
(2013)
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Warm family drama brings the civil rights movement to life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Sweet Valley High Series Book Poster Image
age 12+
Classic series about twin teens is shallow but satisfying.
By Francine Pascal
(1984)
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