Movie Reviews

Once Upon a Time TV Poster Image
age 12+
Fresh take on fairy tales is moody fun for families.
Network: ABC
(2011)
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Dragonswood Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Teen girl's bold adventure among dragons, fairies, princes.
By Janet Lee Carey
(2012)
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Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
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The Girl of Fire and Thorns: Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Plus-size princess turns leader in spiritually tinged tale.
By Rae Carson
(2011)
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Sorcery Game Poster Image
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age 12+
Fun fantasy for teens has memorable story and characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2012)
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Dust Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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Between the Lines Book Poster Image
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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Seraphina Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Richly conceived dragon fantasy with stellar young heroine.
By Rachel Hartman
(2012)
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Shadowfell Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Girl who talks to fairies vs. evil king in complex fantasy.
By Juliet Marillier
(2012)
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Life of Pi Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Beautiful, emotional, intense story of faith and friendship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Book Poster Image
age 12+
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
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Golden Girl: The American Fairy Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
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Ender's Game Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Thought-provoking sci-fi adventure with military violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Austenland Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Frothy, teen-friendly romcom skims surface but is still fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Standing Up Movie Poster Image
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age 12+
Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV Poster Image
age 12+
TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension.
Network: ABC
(2013)
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Inspiring seize-the-day tale with some peril and flirting.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Paperboy Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Award-winning coming-of-age book teaches empathy, bravery.
By Vince Vawter
(2013)
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Gilded Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Adventurous fantasy weaves Korean mythology, martial arts.
By Christina L. Farley
(2014)
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