Dystopia with a conscience
Charley wants to save lives by killing others.
See it before you read it
One of those rare occasions when the movie could be better than the book.
Mysterious virus kills millions
It's the end of the world as we know it.
Summer Book Buzz
One book that has people talking this summer.
Video Review: Holiday Reading for Teens and Young Adults
Entertaining summer (or winter) reading for the holidays.
5 Reasons Why I Won’t See The Hunger Games
This review probably won't be popular, but it's important to talk about these issues.
Prized (Birthmarked #2)
Oh the grief when a treasured first book has a sequel that breaks your heart.
Benjamin and the Paradise Project
Eleven-year-old Benjamin discovers the truth about himself in this science fiction mystery.
Birthmarked: a brilliant new dystopian series
Finally a series with characters you love spending time with.
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| our standards|
|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
not recommended: not appropriate for intended readers