Game Reviews

Xenoblade Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Great adventure has themes best suited for teens and adults.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii
(2012)
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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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The Raven Boys Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative, twisty tale explores magic, friendship, money.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(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 Archived Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Imaginative fantasy mystery for teens tackles grief, death.
By Victoria Schwab
(2013)
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Etiquette & Espionage: Finishing School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Delightful steampunk fantasy about girl spies and assassins.
By Gail Carriger
(2013)
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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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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Game Poster Image
age 13+
Emotional puzzler has great role models, some dark moments.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2013)
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Broken Age Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Witty story with memorable characters and good message.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2014)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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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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Something Strange and Ever After: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
More gore in trilogy's riveting, epic finale in Egypt.
By Susan Dennard
(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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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 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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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Game Poster Image
age 13+
Exceptionally fun, deep action-adventure promotes teamwork.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Magicka 2 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Bring along some friends for spell-slinging fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2015)
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