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Cress: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Series stays exciting with hacker heroine, daring rescues.
By Marissa Meyer
(2014)
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The Iron King Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Magical fantasy blends science, magic, and Shakespeare.
By Julie Kagawa
(2010)
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Perfect Lies: Mind Games, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Easy-to-read Mind Games sequel is OK for young teens.
By Kiersten White
(2014)
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iPoe - The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allen Poe Collection App Poster Image
age 13+
Eerie, amusing app captures Poe's spirit but lacks depth.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2014)
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Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Occasional thrills can't save plodding, messy sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Stick It to the Man Game Poster Image
age 13+
Funny, bizarre adventure appeals to teen cynics and beyond.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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The Fault in Our Stars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Must-see movie's soundtrack is a mix of love and heartbreak.
By Various Artists
(2014)
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The Maze Runner Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Dystopian tale offers high-stakes action, mystery for teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Game Poster Image
age 13+
Lackluster action game has blatant movie-marketing ties.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn Game Poster Image
age 13+
Sci-fi mech battles provide limited but well-made gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2014)
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Ben-Hur Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
1959 biblical epic has fierce blood-spilling, cruelty.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1959)
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King Solomon's Mines (1985) Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Adventure spoof features relentless fighting and explosions.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1985)
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The Great Gatsby (1974) Movie Poster Image
age 13+
'70s adaptation is visually stunning, emotionally distant.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1974)
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Mudbloods Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Underdogs rule in real-life Quidditch docu; some profanity.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Blue Lily, Lily Blue: The Raven Cycle, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brilliant installment in lyrical fantasy is unputdownable.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2014)
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Seventh Son Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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The Fall Game Poster Image
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age 13+
AI-centric puzzler with dark atmosphere, some violence.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, Windows
(2014)
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Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Game Poster Image
age 13+
Unusual but fun turn-based strategy game with mild violence.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2015)
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Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries Game Poster Image
age 13+
Stylish action marred by odd controls, design choices.
Platforms: Windows
(2015)
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Westworld (1973) Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Classic man-vs.-machine adventure is funny but violent.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1973)
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