Book Reviews

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fighting franchise has perfect KO with largest brawler yet.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
(2020)
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Brian Banks Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Faith-tinged overturned-rape drama has problematic messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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WWE 2K20 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Some botched moves keep this brawler from championship gold.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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Overwatch Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Fantastic, frantic shooter with some violence, open chat.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2019)
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WWE Mayhem App Poster Image
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age 14+
Brawler is fun but taps out to heavy microtransactions.
Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
(2019)
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The Keeper Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving sports biopic has some violence, strong language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Soul of the Sword: Shadow of the Fox, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lots of gory carnage in engaging samurai sequel.
By Julie Kagawa
(2019)
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Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Dark, magical adaptation matches the intensity of the movie.
By Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
(2019)
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brooding tales for those steeped in the Shadowhunter-verse.
By Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
(2019)
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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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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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A Curse So Dark and Lonely: Cursebreaker, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Modern "Beauty" tale has complex characters, gore, humor.
By Brigid Kemmerer
(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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Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Unfunny sequel has crass innuendo, stereotypes, language.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2019)
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Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 14+
Content-rich, overly repetitive feudal fighting action.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
(2018)
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fun multiplayer ninja action held back by technical issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Marvel's Spider-Man Game Poster Image
age 14+
"Spider-sense"-ational tale starring iconic wall crawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2018)
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Best Shot TV Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest documentary about mentoring; difficult social issues.
Network: YouTube Premium
(2018)
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The Crew 2 Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Unique cross-country road race by air, sea, and land.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Game Poster Image
age 14+
Stellar collection of fighting games with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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