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Game Reviews

Malicious Fallen Game Poster Image
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age 14+
Hack and slash through challenging, violent action game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Allegedly Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gritty, powerful thriller about girl jailed in baby killing.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2017)
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent brawler packs in bonus kung fu content for fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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A List of Cages Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Dark, moving foster-kid story shows power of friendship.
By Robin Roe
(2017)
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The You I've Never Known Book Poster Image
age 14+
Moving LGBTQ tale tackles abuse, bullying, and homophobia.
By Ellen Hopkins
(2017)
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I'm Not Ashamed Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Factual story of one Columbine victim, a devout Christian.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star Game Poster Image
age 14+
Fast but repetitive action entry to long-running franchise.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2017)
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Coming Through the Rye Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Coming-of-age drama deals with heavy themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Funny, moving memoir of eccentric childhood in New York.
By Nicolaia Rips
(2016)
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The Diabolic Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Deadly female bodyguard stars in smart, surprising sci-fi.
By S.J. Kincaid
(2016)
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True Memoirs of an International Assassin Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Occasionally funny fish-out-of-water comedy is violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Holding Up the Universe Book Poster Image
age 14+
Insightful, inspiring romance full of surprises.
By Jennifer Niven
(2016)
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Aerie:  Magonia Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Slightly darker fantasy sequel ramps up the tension.
By Maria Dahvana Headley
(2016)
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Girl in Pieces Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Teen heals from loss and self-harm in gritty, gripping tale.
By Kathleen Glasgow
(2016)
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When the Moon Was Ours Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lush and lyrical story explores identity, love, and magic.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2016)
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Rani Patel in Full Effect Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful coming-of-age tale deals with abuse, addiction.
By Sonia Patel
(2016)
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Crooked Kingdom: Six of Crows, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Another impossible mission, another mature, riveting read.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2016)
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Three Dark Crowns, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Thrilling but very dark tale of murderous triplet queens.
By Kendare Blake
(2016)
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This Savage Song: Monsters of Verity, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Complex fantasy expertly explores good and evil.
By Victoria Schwab
(2016)
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Roots (2016) Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Reimagined slave epic is violent but stirs worthy questions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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