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PixARK Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Creative sandbox game hampered by heavy focus on survival.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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We Hunt the Flame: Sands of Arawiya, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing, sometimes confusing fantasy with Arabian flare.
By Hafsah Faizal
(2019)
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Broken Throne:  A Red Queen Collection Book Poster Image
age 13+
Bonus collection for fans of original Red Queen series only.
By Victoria Aveyard
(2019)
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Run the Race Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Touchdown for faith-based fans; underage drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Finale: Caraval, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Romance ending satisfies; fantasy world goes flat.
By Stephanie Garber
(2019)
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The Spanish Princess TV Poster Image
age 15+
Sometimes violent historical drama has relevance to present.
Network: Starz
(2019)
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Sky Without Stars: System Divine, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling, epic start to sci-fi series based on "Les Miz."
By Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
(2019)
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Music Teacher Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartfelt Indian romance with songs and puzzling resolution.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Falcon Age Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Take flight with cultural tale of friendship, rebellion.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR
(2019)
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Barely Missing Everything Book Poster Image
age 15+
Eye-opening tale of Latinx teen boys facing racism, despair.
By Matt Mendez
(2019)
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The Shadowglass: The Bone Witch, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Confusing writing mars impact of dark series finale.
By Rin Chupeco
(2019)
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Deathcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting finale has battles, spies, romance, magic, dragons.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2019)
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Two Can Keep a Secret Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen thriller is heavy on clichés, light on thrills.
By Karen M. McManus
(2019)
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Ape Out Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Hyper-stylized, hyper-violent, repetitive ape-based action.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2019)
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic new edition of a classic adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Slayer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Uneven series start picks up when Buffy TV series ends.
By Kiersten White
(2019)
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Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Soap opera-like fantasy series has mature sexual content.
By Cassandra Clare
(2018)
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Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense, dark, muddled adaptation of Jungle Book tales.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Good Trouble TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Fosters spin-off is a little racier but sweet and lovable.
Network: Freeform
(2018)
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A Bag of Marbles Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of boys' WWII survival has peril, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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