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Bless the Beasts & Children Book Poster Image
age 13+
Misfit teens rebel at a Western summer camp in YA classic.
By Glendon Swarthout
(1970)
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Split/Second Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Explosive racing game encourages aggressive driving.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Game Poster Image
age 13+
Iconic, brain-teasing action games are redone, still fab.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2011)
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London Calling Music Poster Image
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age 13+
Punk rebels fuse aggressive rock with Jamaican roots music.
By The Clash
(1979)
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Marvel: Avengers Alliance Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun Facebook role-playing romp with superhero combat.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
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Forza Horizon Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Deep, compelling car game glamorizes illicit street racing.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2012)
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UnDivided: Unwind Dystology, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi saga about organ harvesters nails the ending.
By Neal Shusterman
(2014)
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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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Dragon Ball FighterZ Game Poster Image
age 13+
Super-powered brawler brings fun, lots of deep gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Avengers: Infinity War Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Intense violence, strong messages in shocking Marvel epic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Nexus: Zeroes, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Superpowered teens hit New Orleans in superior thriller.
By Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti
(2018)
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Avengers: Endgame Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Intense but satisfying finale is an epic gift to MCU fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Batman Begins Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Smart and entertaining, but also very violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)
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Iron Man Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Great action, lots of style, some iffy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Game Poster Image
age 13+
One of the better Spider-Man video games in recent memory.
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2010)
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Game Poster Image
age 13+
Classic fighting game glamorizes violence, sexualizes women.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Iron Man 2 for iPad App Poster Image
age 13+
Impressive action game would be at home on a console.
Devices: iPad
(2010)
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Iron Man 2 Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Downey whips out the big guns, sexy banter in fun sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Captain America: Super Soldier Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun, action-packed superhero game complements movie release.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2011)
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Ms. 'Splosion Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
Fun but challenging side-scroller with moderate violence.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
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