Originally posted 2015-10-24 12:00:39.   Title: Red Rising Series: Red Rising Trilogy Author: Pierce Brown Published: January 28, 2014 Pages: 401 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ This book can be downright grisly at times. Extreme violence is accepted, and even encouraged behavior in this society. The author often paints this violence negatively, but it is…

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Originally posted 2015-10-14 19:00:34. Title:  Fangirl Author: Rainbow Rowell Published: September 10, 2013 Pages: 445 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Kid Friendly Rating:  14+  language is used, but not all that much. Characters that are over 18 discuss losing their virginity. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. Synopsis: Cath is a fangirl. It really does not get more simple…

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Originally posted 2015-09-30 12:30:58. Title: Master of Formalities Author: Scott Meyer Published: July 7, 2015 Pages: 448 Genre: Science Fiction/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 10+ The book includes some details about an ongoing war, but descriptions of the violence are not especially gruesome or realistic.

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Originally posted 2015-09-23 12:30:42. Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Published: August 16, 2011 Pages: 374 Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia Kid Friendly Rating: 14+ for some trash talk language that includes the F-word; video game violence. Click here for the Common Sense Media Rating. 

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Originally posted 2015-09-16 11:44:32. Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Published: 2011 (e-book); March 2013 (audiobook); February 2014 (hardcover) Pages: 369 Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ for some coarse language; however, there is enough realistic science in the book that I would hesitate to discourage any mature science-minded kids from reading it.

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Originally posted 2015-09-09 11:49:22. Title: In the Mean Time Author: Paul Tremblay Published: October 19, 2010 Pages: 214 Genre: Short Stories, Horror Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ Language, Horror, Scary Themes. This book is not meant for young children.

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Originally posted 2015-09-02 14:10:14. Title: We Are Not Ourselves Author: Matthew Thomas Published: August 19, 2014 Pages: 620 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ The themes in this novel might not interest the younger crowd and there are many adult issues such as depression, drinking, and disease.

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Originally posted 2015-08-26 15:00:49. Title: A Head Full of Ghosts Author: Paul Tremblay Published: June 2, 2015 Pages: 304 Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ This novel deals with many adult themes: possession, sexual experiences, language, nudity, scary themes, and much more. Make sure your child is mature enough to handle these and read/listen to it for yourself…

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Originally posted 2015-08-12 12:43:07. Title: A Dog’s Purpose Author: W. Bruce Cameron Published: July 6, 2010 Pages: 319 Genre: Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  13+ This book is quite mild but there are some themes that might be a bit distressing for children (ie when the dog dies or has to be put to sleep).

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Originally posted 2015-07-22 22:52:28. Title: We Were Liars Author: E. Lockhart Published: May 13th, 2014 Pages: 225 Genre: YA, Mystery, Fiction Kid Friendly Rating:  13+ There is some language which includes the F word and other variations. There is some kissing and sensual exploration with shirts off. Underage drinking and drug use (pills).

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Originally posted 2015-07-15 19:00:53. Title: Trust Author: David Moody Published: July 23rd, 2012 by Infected Books Pages: 298 Genre: Sci-Fi, Apocolyptic Kid Friendly Rating: 4/10, but I would certainly say 8/10 for ages 16 and up. The limited sexuality in the story is the only thing that does not allow me to rate this higher for “kids”…

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Originally posted 2015-07-01 16:00:47. Title: The Book of Three Author: Lloyd Alexander Published: March 12,1964 Pages: 217 Genre: Fantasy Series:  The Chronicles of Prydain Kid Friendly Rating: Ages 8+ (Reading level is the main reason)

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Originally posted 2015-06-24 15:58:29. Title: Off to be the Wizard Author: Scott Meyer Published:  March 18th 2014 Pages: 372 Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Humor Series:  Magic 2.0 Kid Friendly Rating:  10+ Mild Language worst being “bitchin”, mild cartoony violence. A mention or two of sexual things, but nothing really notable and they are not overt. There are some references to 80’s…

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Originally posted 2015-06-17 13:41:39. Title: Pines  Author: Blake Crouch Published:  August 12, 2012 Pages: 315 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Science Fiction Series:  The Wayward Pines Trilogy Kid Friendly Rating:  16+ Some Language, lots of violence. Might be a bit hard for the younger children to understand the concepts in the book Synopsis:  Every time I try and explain this book to…

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