Game Reviews

The Crown's Fate:  The Crown's Game, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, magical sequel steps up action and thrills.
By Evelyn Skye
(2017)
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The Pearl Thief Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queenie's origin tale in less dark Code Name Verity prequel.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2017)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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The Valiant Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Female gladiator brings it in violent, exciting tale.
By Lesley Livingston
(2017)
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A Psalm for Lost Girls Book Poster Image
age 12+
Teens seek truth, chase kidnapper in compelling saint tale.
By Katie Bayerl
(2017)
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The Bone Witch Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Tale of dead-raising witch more coming-of-age than morbid.
By Rin Chupeco
(2017)
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Country Crush Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Predictable tale has lots of country music, sad moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Double Dragon IV Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Dated sequel is ugly, annoying, full of mindless violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2017)
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Ace the Case Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Tween detective story is surprisingly violent, dark in tone.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Midnight Star: The Young Elites, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Superior epic fantasy finale builds to exciting showdown.
By Marie Lu
(2016)
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Goldenhand: Old Kingdom, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting entry in magic series brings back fave characters.
By Garth Nix
(2016)
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Angels in the Snow Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Christmas drama with family dysfunction, grief, redemption.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
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The Sims 4: City Living Game Poster Image
age 12+
Expansion adds cultural diversity, fun, apartments.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2016)
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A World Without You Book Poster Image
age 12+
Reality and delusion mix in sensitive mental illness drama.
By Beth Revis
(2016)
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Life, Animated Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Unforgettable doc about autism, communication, Disney.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Speechless TV Poster Image
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age 12+
Fresh family comedy puts "disability" in a brand-new light.
Network: ABC
(2016)
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P.S. I Like You Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Charming contemporary romance hits all the right notes.
By Kasie West
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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