Originally posted 2015-11-17 12:00:45.   Title: The Authorities Author: Scott Meyer Published: September 28, 2015 Pages: 328 Genre: Mystery/Comedy Kid Friendly Rating: 12+ The book opens with a non-sexual scene involving an adult toy, but it is mostly PG-PG-13 on balance. Contains some violence, mostly in the form of suspects resisting arrest.

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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 2015-09-30 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 2015-09-19 11:45:46. Title: Guardians of the Galazy Director: James Gunn Release Date: August 1, 2014 Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 121 Minutes Starring: Chris Pratt as Peter Quill Zoe Saldana as Gamora Dave Bautista as Drax Vin Diesel as Groot (Voice) Bradlet Cooper as Rocket (Voice) Kid Friendly Rating:  In our house we have watched this movie…

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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 2015-07-15 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 2015-07-11 16:25:48. Title: The Hunger Games Director: Gary Ross Release Date: March 23, 2012 Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 142 minutes

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Originally posted 2015-07-08 17:47:57. Title: It Author: Stephen King Published: 1986 Pages: 1,138 Genre:  Science Fiction/Horror/Thriller Kid Friendly Rating:  0/10 Synopsis:

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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 2015-06-18 15:00:13. Title: Jurassic World Director: Colin Trevorrow Release Date: 6/10/2015 Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-fi MPAA Rating: Pg-13 Running Time: 2hr 4min

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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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Originally posted 2015-06-03 14:19:21. Title: Jurassic Park Author: Michael Crichton Published: 1990 Pages: 464 Genre: Science Fiction Series: Jurassic World (Jurassic Park and The Lost World 1995)

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Title: Starship Troopers Author: Robert Heinlein Published: 1959 Pages: 263 Genre: Science Fiction Kid Friendly Rating: 13+ The inner workings of outer space warfare might be a little advanced for younger readers, but Heinlein goes easy on the gory details. Click here for the Common Sense Media Guide! Synopsis: In a flimsily-justified effort to “be his own man,” Juan “Johnnie” Rico…

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Check out Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4 , Chapter 5, Chapter 6, and Chapter 7 reviews! Chapter 8: The Upside Down /snark I LOOOOOOOOOVE when the “good guy” lays that “I sent this to the ***” claim of exposure to the bad guys. Can we please stop doing this? It’s as bad as the bad guy revealing…

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