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Rise TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Tender, lovely series is "Friday Night Lights" onstage.
Network: NBC
(2018)
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One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dirty secrets abound in fun but intense high school mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2017)
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Nerve Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Kindness rewarded in shallow but fun teen cyberthriller.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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The Thinning Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Some peril, sex in teen dystopian sci-fi tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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This Is Where It Ends Book Poster Image
age 14+
Harrowing and heartbreaking story of a school shooting.
By Marieke Nijkamp
(2016)
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Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game Poster Image
age 14+
Action game with a great story, but also bloody gunfights.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2016)
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Carry On: Simon Snow Series, Book 1 Book Poster Image
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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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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Project Almanac Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen time-travel movie is entertaining; some racy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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All the Bright Places Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling teen romance tackles suicide, finds hope.
By Jennifer Niven
(2015)
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Captain Phillips Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Nail-biting story of ship hijacking is fabulous but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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The Goldbergs TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Loud look at '80s family life has positive takeaways.
Network: ABC
(2013)
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Struck by Lightning Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Edgy high school comedy from Glee star has some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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It's Kind of a Funny Story Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brilliant, edgy story about suicide best for mature teens.
By Ned Vizzini
(2006)
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Pretty Little Liars TV Poster Image
age 14+
Tantalizing mystery plays up glamour, sexiness in teen life.
Network: Freeform
(2010)
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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie Movie Poster Image
age 4+
Like steamed veggies: Good for you, but bland.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Thirteen Reasons Why Book Poster Image
age 14+
Disturbing suicide novel examines bullying, indifference.
By Jay Asher
(2007)
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Mask Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex, moving story of disfigured boy best for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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