Game Reviews

Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Excellent dystopian sequel is terrifically twisty, intense.
By Veronica Roth
(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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Procreate App Poster Image
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age 13+
Awesome professional-level tool for digital artists.
Devices: iPad
(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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Noggin Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever, unique story makes you think about life and love.
By John Corey Whaley
(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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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(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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P.S. I Still Love You Book Poster Image
age 13+
Strong sequel stars lovable Lara Jean and plenty of romance.
By Jenny Han
(2015)
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One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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The Raven King:  The Raven Cycle, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gorgeously written multilayered finale is simply magical.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2016)
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Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
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The Smell of Other People's Houses Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2016)
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The Edge of Everything Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fantasy and real-world violence mix in soaring series start.
By Jeff Giles
(2017)
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