Title Recommendations based on Akeelah Anderson
Jay Pritchett is the patriarch of a chaotic and intertwined "modern" family. Jay was married to DeDe, the flighty mother of his children Claire and Mitchell who are now grown up with children (and challenges) of their own. Jay is now remarried to a fiery Latina named Gloria, who has a son from a prior marriage. Gloria does not feel entirely accepted at times, suspecting (correctly) that Claire, Jay's daughter who is roughly the same age as Gloria, thinks Gloria is a "gold digger."
Tomb Raider explores the intense and gritty origin story of Lara Croft and her ascent from a young woman to a hardened survivor. Armed only with raw instincts and the ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance, Lara must fight to unravel the dark history of a forgotten island to escape its relentless hold.
Sonic the Hedgehog is a 2D, side-scrolling platformer, whose gameplay centers around Sonic's ability to run at high speed through levels incorporating springs, slopes, high falls, and loop-the-loops. The levels contain hazards in the form of robots ("badniks" in the Western game manuals) in which Dr. Robotnik has trapped animals. The player must avoid rows of sharp spikes, falling into bottomless pits, being crushed by moving walls or platforms, and drowning (which can be avoided by breathing air bubbles periodically released from vents). Sonic's main attack is his spin, where he curls into a ball and rotates rapidly (damaging enemies and some obstacles). This can be performed by jumping in the air or rolling on the ground.
Since Naruto's dead father was the former leader of his village, Naruto is next in line. But as a 12-year-old, Naruto would rather pull pranks and eat ramen. As a (failing) student at his village's ninja academy, Naruto is assigned to a team with two of his fellow classmates, aloof Sasuke and intelligent Sakura. Under the leadership of mentor Kakashi, the unlikely trio must learn to overcome their differences and work together.
Cross Academy is an elite boarding school with two separate, isolated classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. On the surface, Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are prefects of the academy, and attempt to keep order between the students as classes rotate in the evenings. As the Night Class is full of utterly gorgeous elites, this can sometimes prove to be a bit difficult. It is completely necessary, however, as those "elites" are actually vampires. Yuuki and Zero act as guardians, protecting the secrets of the Night Class and the safety of their ignorant morning counterparts.
Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was—and falls for him.
Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him, and has been a perennial favorite since it first appeared over 150 years ago. This exciting new translation with Jillian Tamaki's brilliant cover art will be a gift both to readers who have already fallen for its timeless story and to new readers discovering it for the first time.
Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokemon to discover Pokemon in a whole new world. The Pokemon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. Now the real world will be the setting! Pokemon GO's gameplay experience goes beyond what appears on screen, as players explore their neighborhoods, communities, and the world they live in to discover Pokemon alongside friends and other players.
Will is from West Philadelphia (born and raised), and on the playground is where he spent most of his days. He got in one little fight, and his mom got scared. She said?well, you know the rest. He moved to the upscale Bel-Air with his Auntie and Uncle.
Hell's Kitchen is a British reality show that features prospective chefs competing with each other for a final prize—and getting yelled at by Judge Gordon Ramsey for all the mistakes they make along the way.
Jean-Luc Picard commands his ship USS Enterterprise as he and his crew explore the final frontier, "boldly going where no one has gone before." Perhaps the biggest threat to the ship's peaceful exploration of the cosmos is Q, an omnipotent being who is hell-bent on destroying humans because he considers them savages. Picard is determined to show Q just how evolved humans can be.
Lost is set on a mysterious island after the horrific crash of Oceanic Flight 815. Jack Shephard helped his fellow survivors deal with injuries and became their de facto leader. He's not always comfortable in that role and he's certainly not comfortable staying on the island after watching the plane's pilot ripped from the cockpit by something. Jack hopes they're not stranded long enough to find out what.
Bleach is the story of Ichigo Kurasaki, a scrappy high-schooler who is thrown into battling ghosts, death gods, and more. He is studying to be a Shinigami, responsible for taking care of the souls of the dead as well as dispatching ghosts and malevolent spirits. Because Ichigo can see these spirits, he got tangled up in a fight between a Shinigami and an evil ghost. The Shinigami, Rukia, was forced to save him, but in order for them both to survive, she gave him her powers. Now, under her guidance, he's working to become a full Shinigami, mastering combat and magical powers.
Kagome Higurashi lives in present-day Tokyo, with her large and quirky family. While Kagome wishes her younger brother would be more mature and her grandfather would stop giving her strange artifacts as presents, she's happy with her life. Until, that is, fate decides to intervene. After being dragged down an old well on her family's shrine by a centipede demon, Kagome ends up hundreds of years in the past, in a world where violence is common and demons roam the land.
Super Mario 64 is a 3D action-adventure that has sold over 11 million copies, and is marked as the best selling Nintendo 64 game of all time.