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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
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Selma Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Outstanding drama about MLK's fight for equal rights.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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The Imitation Game Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong performances buoy teen-friendly historical drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Unbroken Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense WWII biopic is inspiring but doesn't go deep enough.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Annie (2014) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Update of classic musical is cute but a bit hokey.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt TV Poster Image
age 14+
Charming, quirky, hilarious comedy has rich characters.
Network: Netflix
(2015)
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Whiplash Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Compelling drama about relentless pursuit of perfection.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Sweet book-based comedy has great family messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Better Call Saul TV Poster Image
age 16+
Breaking Bad spin-off is a darkly comic tale of ambition.
Network: AMC
(2015)
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Masterminds Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Mystery, adventure, laughs in imaginative series start.
By Gordon Korman
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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Life Is Strange Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Adventure focuses on power, consequences of second chances.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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Fury Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Extremely violent but very powerful tale of WWII tank crew.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Poster Image
age 11+
Reboot offers impressive action, distracting innuendo.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster Image
age 12+
Marvel's sci-fi adventure has it all: laughs, action, charm.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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The Wind Rises Movie Poster Image
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age 11+
Lovely, contemplative tale of famed aeronautical engineer.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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