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Olympic Dreams Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Romcom has cool behind-the-scenes access but weak story.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Ember Queen: Ash Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Angsty, slow burn of a finale ultimately satisfies.
By Laura Sebastian
(2020)
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Saving Savannah Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen leaves bubble of privilege in exciting historical tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2020)
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Parked Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Poverty, homelessness explored in hopeful tale of community.
By Danielle Svetcov
(2020)
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Jane Anonymous:  A Novel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping, harrowing tale of captivity and recovery.
By Laurie Faria Stolarz
(2020)
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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty paget-turner.
By Maureen Johnson
(2020)
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A Heart So Fierce and Broken: Cursebreaker, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Riveting tale pits love and magic against cruelty and gore.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(2020)
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Infinity Son: Infinity Cycle, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Diverse cast, complex characters shine in superhero fantasy.
By Adam Silvera
(2020)
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Loveboat, Taipei Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Taiwanese American teen finds love and freedom in fun tale.
By Abigail Hing Wen
(2020)
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One of Us Is Next: The Sequel to One of Us Is Lying Book Poster Image
age 14+
Truth or Dare turns deadly in fun but formulaic mystery.
By Karen M. McManus
(2020)
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Cheer TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Engrossing docuseries follows cheer team champions.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
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Judy Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Booze, pills, smoking in well-acted but tragic biopic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Action-packed end of iconic series falls short of greatness.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Angel Mage Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting fantasy has fierce women, angelic magic, adventure.
By Garth Nix
(2019)
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Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Charming sequel offers generational humor but can get dark.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Light It Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong police shootings story lacks character development.
By Kekla Magoon
(2019)
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WhatsApp Messenger App Poster Image
age 14+
Text, call, and chat with individuals and groups data-free.
Devices: iPhone, Mac, Android, Windows app
(2019)
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Call Down the Hawk: The Dreamer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling, heartbreaking start to Raven Cycle spin-off.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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I Wish You All the Best Book Poster Image
age 14+
Nonbinary teen finds love in solid coming-of-ager.
By Mason Deaver
(2019)
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