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Before I Fall Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Mix of iffy behavior, strong messages in well-acted YA tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Anne with an E TV Poster Image
age 12+
Dark, intense Green Gables retelling not for all Anne fans.
Network: Netflix
(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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I Don't Belong to You:  Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice Book Poster Image
age 14+
Inspiring memoir/advice book from popular actress/singer.
By Keke Palmer
(2017)
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Midsummer in Newtown Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Humble, heartfelt documentary about healing after tragedy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2017)
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Hold Still Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Stunning, hopeful story about healing from loss.
By Nina LaCour
(2009)
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A Monster Calls Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Heartrending adaptation explores the enormity of grief.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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A Tale of Love and Darkness Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Portman's biopic of Israeli writer is earnest, ethereal.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Delightful but dark Potter prequel is more grown-up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable true story of boy sent to death camp at age 4.
By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
(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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The Last of August: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Art heists, tortured romance in Holmes-Watson teen tale.
By Brittany Cavallaro
(2017)
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We Are Okay Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Memorable story of friendship, loss, and family secrets.
By Nina LaCour
(2017)
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Violent Tom Cruise sequel has a high body count.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Light Between Oceans Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Deeply emotional, distressing drama not for faint of heart.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone Game Poster Image
age 14+
Tricky virtual music tour proves showbiz is fun, not easy.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy but exciting Burton fantasy based on best-seller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Dan and Phil Go Outside Book Poster Image
age 12+
Fans will love YouTubers' book about a show about a book.
By Dan Howell, Phil Lester
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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The Legend of Tarzan Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Tarzan returns to the jungle in violent action-adventure.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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