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The Lord of Opium Book Poster Image
age 11+
Sci-fi sequel is gripping but can't top original.
By Nancy Farmer
(2013)
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Wolfblood TV Poster Image
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age 11+
British werewolf-style drama limits the fright for tweens.
Network: Disney Channel
(2012)
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The Originals TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Vampire spin-off is as steamy, bloody as the original.
Network: CW
(2013)
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This Song Will Save Your Life Book Poster Image
age 15+
Edgy story of bullied teen girl driven by music.
By Leila Sales
(2013)
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The Bone Season Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Ambitious clairvoyant fantasy is gripping, violent.
By Samantha Shannon
(2013)
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Al Capone Does My Homework: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Moose tries to protect his dad in exciting third in series.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2013)
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Skin Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling tale of girl's skin issue; mature sexual content.
By Donna Jo Napoli
(2013)
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The Universe Versus Alex Woods Book Poster Image
age 15+
Quirky, affecting coming-of-ager hits life-and-death issues.
By Gavin Extence
(2013)
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42 Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Inspiring Jackie Robinson biopic has great messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Belle Epoque Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Charming story of plucky plain Jane in 1880s Paris.
By Elizabeth Ross
(2013)
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The History of Future Folk Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Twisted TV Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy melodrama hooks teens with mystery, murder.
Network: Freeform
(2013)
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Hammer of Witches Book Poster Image
age 11+
Fairy-tale creatures come to life in so-so swashbuckler.
By Shana Mlawski
(2013)
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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Poster Image
age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
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The Program, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dystopian romance links teen suicide and memory.
By Suzanne Young
(2013)
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White Lines Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy tale of teen in '80s club scene shows graphic drug use.
By Jennifer Banash
(2013)
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Prime Suspect (UK) TV Poster Image
age 15+
Flawed-but-forceful female lead is a tough act to follow.
Network: ITV, PBS
(1991)
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exploration of beauty and pageants delivers mixed message.
By Elizabeth Eulberg
(2013)
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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Movie Poster Image
age 15+
Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."
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(Release Year: 2012)
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