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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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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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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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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Halo 5: Guardians Game Poster Image
age 13+
Violent, addictive sci-fi shooter remains very engaging.
Platforms: Xbox One
(2015)
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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire Game Poster Image
age 13+
Game expansion with sci-fi violence has great storytelling.
Platforms: Windows
(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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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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Final Fantasy XV Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Epic tale has deep gameplay and characters, loads of combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
(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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Norse Mythology Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Gaiman makes myths compelling, accessible to modern readers.
By Neil Gaiman
(2017)
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Horizon Zero Dawn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fantastic, imaginative adventure with strong female lead.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Night Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.
By Elie Wiesel
(1956)
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