Movie Reviews

Shade's Children Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Relentless tale of future warfare asks disturbing questions.
By Garth Nix
(1998)
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Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(2012)
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Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
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The 5th Wave, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Super intense apocalyptic alien-invasion nail-biter.
By Rick Yancey
(2013)
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Monument 14: Savage Drift Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, gripping end to post-apocalyptic trilogy.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2014)
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Maidentrip Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Excellent docu about teen sailor; some brief profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Hangman's Revolution: W.A.R.P., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
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The Infinite Sea: The 5th Wave, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Addictive alien-invasion sequel is jaw-droppingly intense.
By Rick Yancey
(2014)
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There Will Be Lies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deaf teen learns scary truths in suspenseful thriller.
By Nick Lake
(2015)
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Lifeline... App Poster Image
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age 13+
Choose Your Own Adventure grows up, goes tech, is great.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intense nonfiction graphic novel chronicles 2005 disaster.
By Don Brown
(2015)
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Nimona Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Brash shape-shifting hero soars in graphic-novel fantasy.
By Noelle Stevenson
(2015)
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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Game Poster Image
age 13+
Game expansion with sci-fi violence has great storytelling.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice Game Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating legal adventure full of sly humor.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2016)
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Paper Girls, Volume 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Female newsies face aliens in fun sci-fi adventure.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2015)
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Paper Girls, Volume 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Action-packed sci-fi about growing up and growing older.
By Brian K. Vaughan
(2016)
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The Thief Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever historical fantasy has crafty, delightful narrator.
By Megan Whalen Turner
(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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