When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush. (Netflix) [more inside]
The AI from Kritzer's Hugo Award-winning short story "Cat Pictures, Please" is back at novel length -- along with "a group of teenagers who have found friendship and community online, never realizing that one of their online friends is actually an artificial intelligence." The author describes it as a "technothriller YA (young adult) novel about friendship, online community, AIs (artificial intelligences), robots, hacking, sex ed, and road trips". (I'd add: queerness, monstrous humans, art, dealing with cops, and being embarrassed by your parents.) Here's an excerpt (the second chapter of the book).
A girl group find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music. Starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid and Kay Hanley's (of Letters to Cleo) voice. Featuring Allan Cumming and Parker Posey. [more inside]
A youth inspirational film, about how a group of high school students try to revive Chinese orchestra ensemble. They face many challenges along the way to compete nationally, including a rivalry with the more popular Western orchestra club. [more inside]
The kids in the cookie-cutter suburb of New Grenada have been forgotten. Enduring a bored existence punctuated by drugs and petty crime, the restless teens seek release as tensions rise between their tribe and the various authority figures in their lives... until tragedy strikes, and the town explodes. [more inside]
When a group of teenage friends go on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend's most prized possession. [more inside]
Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
Riverdale: In a Lonely Place Books Included Season 1, Ep 7
New rumors circulate as to who was really behind Jason's murder after a major piece of evidence is mysteriously destroyed; Jughead's father returns to the fray; Veronica takes matters into her own hands after her fight with Hermione. [more inside]
Riverdale: Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill! Books Included Season 1, Ep 6
In the 6th "chapter" of the Riverdale saga, Valerie's efforts to help Archie's musical ambitions leads to not one but two major fallouts, Betty and Jughead's investigation brings them face-to-face with Polly, and Veronica gets bounced from conflict to conflict. [more inside]
Riverdale: Heart of Darkness Books Included Season 1, Ep 5
Cheryl's parents hold Jason's memorial, but refuse to let her speak. Coach Clayton pits Archie and Reggie against each other for the coveted spot of team captain. Archie is introduced to a potential songwriting mentor. Betty and Jughead take the funeral as a chance to search the Blossom family mansion for clues. [more inside]
Riverdale: Body Double Books Included Season 1, Ep 3
In the third "chapter" of Riverdale, Cheryl comes clean about when she last saw Jason, Betty and Jughead investigate Jason's death, while Veronica goes "full dark, no stars" to get revenge for herself and others.
Riverdale: A Touch of Evil Books Included Season 1, Ep 2
Betty isn't sure who to argue with and who to be nice to, so doles a little of each out to everyone. Veronica apologizes with flowers, cupcakes, and mani-pedis. Josie & the Pussycats rock out while the cheerleaders perform. [more inside]
My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World Season 1, Ep 1
After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
Life changes for Malcolm, a geek who's surviving life in a tough neighborhood, after a chance invitation to an underground party leads him and his friends into a Los Angeles adventure.
THE SPIRIT OF 1999 VIEWING CLUB - In a kind of mashup of Shakespearean drama set in an American High School, a new kid must find a guy to date the meanest girl in school, the older sister of the girl he has a crush on, who cannot date until her older sister does. [more inside]
Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.