All Reviews

Slings and Arrows TV Poster Image
age 16+
Forsooth! Smart, mature comedy goes backstage.
Network: Sundance Channel
(2007)
Song of Solomon Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant but mature classic explores racism, gender, power.
By Toni Morrison
(1977)
The Cool Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Intelligent social commentary, some iffy content.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2007)
Halo 3 Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Well-made series finale too violent for kids.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2007)
It's Not Me, It's You Music Poster Image
age 16+
Excellent singer-songwriter delves into mature topics.
By Lily Allen
(2009)
Summer Heights High TV Poster Image
age 16+
Aussie high school satire is smart but very edgy.
Network: HBO
(2008)
DoSomething.org Website Poster Image
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age 16+
LEARNING
Not-for-profit site encourages and supports youth action.
URL: http://dosomething.org
(2012)
Limbo Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Arresting imagery of an afterworld creates interactive art.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
(2010)
Halo: Reach Game Poster Image
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age 16+
Conclusion to violent sci-fi shooter for older teens only.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2010)
N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance App Poster Image
age 16+
Violent 1st person shooter with minimal blood.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
Death Worm App Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent, gory man-eating worm game is all about carnage.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
Video Time Machine App Poster Image
age 16+
Trove of historic and nostalgic clips; some iffy content.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
Native Son Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Gritty novel of violence and race best for older teens.
By Richard Wright
(1940)
1984 Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic dystopian novel of life under constant scrutiny.
By George Orwell
(1949)
Last Night I Sang to the Monster Book Poster Image
age 16+
Teen faces addiction and abuse in powerful, poetic novel.
By Benjamin Alire Sáenz
(2009)
The Handmaid's Tale Book Poster Image
age 16+
Gripping dystopian novel of religious state against women.
By Margaret Atwood
(1985)
The House of the Spirits Book Poster Image
age 16+
Magical novel explores personal, political passions.
By Isabel Allende
(1985)
Life of Pi Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Fascinating survival tale with animal facts, gory detail.
By Yann Martel
(2001)
Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury Book Poster Image
age 16+
Tribute collection will please Bradbury fans, new readers.
By Sam Weller, Mort Castle
(2012)
Political Animals TV Poster Image
age 16+
Star power anchors intricate, boozy dirty-politics series.
Network: USA
(2012)

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