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The Martian Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Excellent space thriller mixes peril, charm, real science.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Glitter Force TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Fairy-tale anime doesn't dazzle, but strong female leads do.
Network: Netflix
(2012)
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The Shannara Chronicles TV Poster Image
age 14+
MTV's first fantasy series is violent but surprisingly fun.
Network: MTV
(2016)
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War Room Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Faith-based drama deals with marital discord, infidelity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Dystopian sequel has lots of thrills, violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Illuminae: The Illuminae Files, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Pulse-quickening space thriller is fantastic but intense.
By Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
(2015)
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The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire:  The World of Dan and Phil Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2015)
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Just Cause 3 Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent open-world shooter overthrows fake gov't for laughs.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2015)
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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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Jessica Jones TV Poster Image
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age 17+
Flawed heroine fights evil in a darkly sexy, violent world.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Inside Out Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Beautiful, original story about handling big feelings.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Carry On Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Harry Potter-like fantasy is funny, romantic, delightful.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2015)
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Paper Towns Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Smart, edgy adaptation captures the humor of self-discovery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Orbiting Jupiter Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Devastating, deeply moving story of love and resilience.
By Gary D. Schmidt
(2015)
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The Thing About Jellyfish Book Poster Image
age 10+
Beautiful, grief-tinged, coming-of-age story has it all.
By Ali Benjamin
(2015)
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Dope Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Brilliant, mature coming-of-age story explores race, class.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Minecraft: Story Mode Game Poster Image
age 10+
Famous blocky adventure has a generic story to tell.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iPhone
(2015)
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When Marnie Was There Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautifully animated but slow tale about unique friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Deeply moving, irreverent film about friends, cancer, life.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Game Poster Image
age 15+
Hilarious action games with frequent firefights, some blood.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2015)
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