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One Piece: World Seeker Game Poster Image
age 14+
Live the Straw Hat Pirate life in this open-world adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
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Heroine Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, empathetic story of teen athlete's opioid addiction.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2019)
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Opposite of Always Book Poster Image
age 14+
Boy tries to stop girl's death in romantic time-travel tale.
By Justin A. Reynolds
(2019)
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Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poignant friendship story is full of heart, horror fandom.
By Jeff Zentner
(2019)
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Nobly - Acts of Kindness App App Poster Image
age 14+
Social network encourages kindness; privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Genesis Begins Again Book Poster Image
age 11+
Teen learns to love herself in uplifting tale of misfits.
By Alicia D. Williams
(2019)
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Jump Force Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fandom-focused fighter has lots of hits and anime hype.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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On the Come Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen challenges stereotypes with hip-hop in heartfelt tale.
By Angie Thomas
(2019)
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The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm: Tales of Alagaësia, Book 1: Eragon Book Poster Image
age 11+
Promising series launch brings back dragon riders.
By Christopher Paolini
(2018)
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The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Amusingly bizarre anime comedy has iffy themes, drinking.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Vanishing Stair: Truly Devious, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Hip mystery sequel is expertly paced and absorbing.
By Maureen Johnson
(2019)
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Once Upon a Deadpool Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Entertaining re-edited sequel tones down violence, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Reach Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Uneven drama about bullying, suicide can be preachy.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Unclaimed Baggage Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet romance underscores bonds of friendship.
By Jen Doll
(2018)
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Slow Burn:  The Anchor and Sophia, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing second installment ramps up the adventure.
By Tommy Wallach
(2018)
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Bilal: A New Breed of Hero Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful but violent story of slave's battle for freedom.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Swiped Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Satire about hooking up in the digital age misfires.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Shirkers Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Gently paced docu-mystery has some cursing, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Odd One Out Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, engaging tale of teen sexuality and friendship.
By Nic Stone
(2018)
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