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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Dec 08, 2017
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The days are getting busier and busier at Christmas for us Boffs. How is your Christmas shopping going? What is your favourite recommendations for the YA fan? Here is a sneak preview due next year to get you reading up in advance! #fridaybookdate
Dec 04, 2017
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A few ideas for bookshelf #goals in this one...
Dec 01, 2017
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Sneak peek at #LoveOzYa author, Ellie Marney's new book White Night due March 2018 for #fridaybookdate
Nov 23, 2017
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Come into store today and talk to staff in the kid's section - you'll get a free pass to Wonder valid this weekend, 24th-26th November!
Nov 17, 2017
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Sneak peak at a new contemporary novel coming out in January. The Last Days of Us by Beck Nicholas for #fridaybookdate. As always, supporting #loveOzya
Nov 13, 2017
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It's #ChooseKind Day!
Nov 10, 2017
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Here's a Friday funny for all the HP fans (and otter fans)
Nov 03, 2017
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Amy loves recommendations for #fridaybookdate! Send them through to the YA club email or contact her directly for more awesome sharing and conversation. Happy weekend book lovers xx
Nov 03, 2017
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The limited editions are here (but won't be for long)!
Oct 27, 2017
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Happy reading book lovers and with a bit of YA contemporary for #fridaybookdate, here is something a little different to tempt you.
Oct 20, 2017
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We've just received a huge shipment of Leather Bound Classics from the Barnes and Noble range. What would you pick? Come and see our Literary Classics range and how many there are! All your favourites in a beautiful binding fit for Royalty!
Oct 19, 2017
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It's here! We've also got a beautiful 3-in-1 bindup of His Dark Materials, if you want to revisit the original trilogy:
Oct 18, 2017
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Any Cara Delevingne fans in the group? Have you checked out Mirror, Mirror yet?
Oct 17, 2017
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So many favourites on this list!
Oct 11, 2017
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Nevermoor is on our shelves! If you haven't heard us raving about this already, come in and have a look.
Oct 10, 2017
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Turtles All the Way Down is here!!
Oct 04, 2017
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The new Rupi Kaur book The Sun and Her Flowers is here!!! Can you tell I'm excited?
Oct 03, 2017
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Another book that several staff members are loving - The Wonderling by Mira Bartok. Check out Barb's review here:
Sep 29, 2017
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It's not all YA fiction at Boffins that makes it awesome. Check out the history section for a bit of fun! #fridaybookdate
Sep 29, 2017
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Pre-order Nevermoor while we have our 20% offer on! The reading copy is getting passed around staff here and we're all fighting to be next in line. It's being talked up as 'the next Harry Potter' (but personally...I think it's better!).
Sep 28, 2017
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Have you stocked up your YA collection? What's your best purchase?
Sep 22, 2017
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A nice light crossover novel for the long weekend and #fridaybookdate. Enjoy your extra day off everyone!
Sep 21, 2017
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a special 20% off our YA books has just started, shop online here:
Sep 19, 2017
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This excellent graphic novel - from a Perth author - is having it's official launch this Friday!
Sep 18, 2017
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Not sure this has me convinced...

Latest reviews

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'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...
Julia Lawrinson was in store with the YA Club on February 3rd 2017. Read the transcript here for a glimpse ... 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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