After winning one of the James Patterson grants for encouraging kids to read, Boffins decided to put the focus on keeping kids reading, and so the Boffins Books YA Club was formed.

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Jun 28, 2017
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#goals
Jun 27, 2017
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Pondering the new John Green book coming in October...Looking For Alaska is still my favourite.
Jun 26, 2017
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Loving these new Malorie Blackman covers!
Jun 23, 2017
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Pssst...club members sneak peak. There will be more on this epic book later. 😉
Jun 23, 2017
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Amy is excitedly shelving new titles (and picking up a few for the weekend) as they roll in for YA winter days curled up with a good book!!
Jun 23, 2017
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Lynette Noni came by yesterday to sign her books - they are going quick but we have a couple left! She's going to be at Supanova Pop Culture Expo this weekend along with a few of our club memberse - hope you all have a great and geeky time!
Jun 22, 2017
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What are your thoughts on the Tower of Dawn cover?
Jun 21, 2017
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Who's picked up a Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone in their house cover? I've used the picture for Hufflepuff as I'm biased. I can't believe it's been twenty years!
Jun 20, 2017
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I read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials a long time ago, but this extract from The Book of Dust has me considering a re-read before it's published...
Jun 19, 2017
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So...this is a picture book, but it's by Neil Gaiman so the writing is beautiful and the illustrations by Divya Srinivasan are just stunning! I kept all my Graeme Base books and I think this is on the same level.
Jun 16, 2017
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Haunt Me by Liz Kessler, a contemporary romance with a ghostly twist for #Fridaybookdate.
Jun 16, 2017
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Any Ryan Higa fans in the club? I have to admit, I don't usually look at the YouTuber biographies, but something about How to Write Good has grabbed me.
Jun 15, 2017
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I love a book with a good cover and I think Strange the Dreamer is a real standout. Do you ever buy books based on the cover alone?
Jun 14, 2017
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I've heard a lot of buzz about When Dimple Met Rishi - it's finally arrived in store and looks like a very charming read, not too heavy but very enjoyable.
Jun 13, 2017
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If you're a fan of The Loneliness of Distant Beings, the next book on your list should be Starflight by Melissa Landers, a high-action science-fiction adventure story.
Jun 12, 2017
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This is an older article, but Rupi Kaur's Milk & Honey still flies off the shelf. Her work speaks to so many people:
Jun 09, 2017
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Comparisons to 'The Handmaid's Tale' get thrown around a lot these days but The Power by Naomi Alderman could be the real deal - it's just won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. The synopsis has got me intrigued:
Jun 08, 2017
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Lang Leav's first novel, Sad Girls, has arrived!
Jun 07, 2017
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Are you a fan of fantasy or just looking for something that does something a bit different with words? Multiple Boffins staff have read Rotherweird and are trying to get the rest of us into it as well. Check out Barb's review on the site:
Jun 02, 2017
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Happy #fridaybookdate YA Boffins. Sneak peak at Fleur Ferris' new book Wreck. Coming in July 2017.
Jun 02, 2017
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We've been hearing a lot of buzz around the Year of the Orphan thanks to #LoveOZYA. Have you checked it out? It's a post-apocalyptic novel set in the Australian outback, and we loved Mad Max...
Jun 01, 2017
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Congratulations Chelsea, the winner of our Patrick Ness limited proof competition!
Jun 01, 2017
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We just got these new editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - they come in the four house colours, and in a paperback or a hardcover. We are Hufflepuff and Slytherin as you can see - which house edition would you get?
May 31, 2017
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What do you find useful or interesting with book reviews? Let us know and check out the Boffins staff reviews here for some reading inspiration:
May 30, 2017
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Our friends at the Centre for Stories are starting a Teen Book Club with Nadia L King Author - the first meeting is on the 30th of June and you can RSVP here:

Latest reviews

I devoured this book. Patrick Ness has quickly become one of my top favourite authors. His previous book The Rest ... Read more...
'Naondel' follows the feminist epic stories of the Red Abbey and the surrounding realms that Maria Turtschaninoff started in 'Maresi'. ... Read more...
We Come Apart is great for reluctant readers as its verse format makes the text easy to understand and less ... Read more...
The way that Sarah constructs characters to think and just be amazing is amazing. I love how she fits in ... Read more...
Set in New York, over fifty years before Harry’s story begins, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is J.K. ... Read more...
I don’t know where to begin with Words in Deep Blue, other than this was beautiful. Read more...
An absolutely phenomenal work from my favourite Australian YA author. Kate tackles the dark issues of social media, cyberbullying and ... Read more...
Lisa is a member of the Boffins YA Book Club. You can read her blog here. Read more...
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Mental illness is one of those tricky topics that seem to be carefully tip-toed around by authors of YA novels, ... Read more...
Her half brother has just blitzed into her life and turned it upside down, then he goes missing. A poignant ... Read more...
I'd heard of My Sister Rosa, but it wasn't until last week that I read a review convinced me I ... Read more...
“Parker Grant doesn’t need eyes to see through you.” Read more...
I’m going to start off this review with an honest confession: I watched the 5th Wave movie before I read ... Read more...
I read the first line of this book and immediately I was hooked. Read more...

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