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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Aug 18, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate adult scifi crossover if you haven't read it yet, this is one to get into.
Aug 18, 2017
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Claire Zorn's book One Would Think the Deep has won the CBCA Book of the Year for Older Readers!
Aug 17, 2017
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<3 Totoro!
Aug 11, 2017
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#Fridaybookdate with a West Australian story of art, nature and the Kimberley.
Aug 10, 2017
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#LoveOzYA is a community led organisation dedicated to promoting Australian young adult literature. For your chance to snap up a share of over $1000 worth of books, simply fill out this survey all about your reading habits.
Aug 04, 2017
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Amy is pretty excited about this one! #Fridaybookdate
Aug 03, 2017
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We have some two-for-one passes to A Monster Calls to give away. Come into store and ask staff for yours. Patrick Ness is one of our favourite authors, hopefully the movie does his writing justice!
Jul 31, 2017
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*sigh* Stardust!! One of my favourites!
Jul 28, 2017
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Happy #Fridaybookdate YA members. Enjoy some quality reading this weekend!
Jul 28, 2017
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Did you know we do manga and graphic novels? We've just expanded our range of manga, so if you're looking for a certain series or volume, come in and check it out! If we don't have what you want, ask one of our staff about a special order.
Jul 27, 2017
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Thanks to Madman Entertainment we’re giving away 2-for-1 passes to A Ghost Story - AU starring Academy Award winner Casey Affleck and Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara.
Jul 25, 2017
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There's a new Rupi Kaur book coming in October!!!!
Jul 21, 2017
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Claudia Gray's scifi romance adventure sounds pretty intriguing. #Fridaybookdate on another space binge. Happy reading Boffins.
Jul 20, 2017
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Might go have a look on my lunch break, love seeing a bit of colour in the city!
Jul 18, 2017
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What's your favourite Austen novel?
Jul 14, 2017
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NEW E. LOCKHART for #fridaybookdate. Due September. Genuine Fraud.
Jul 14, 2017
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Who's been watching the Handmaid's Tale? Or re-reading the book?
Jul 12, 2017
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Only a few days left to stock your shelves with our 20% off YA sale:
Jul 10, 2017
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a "lost" Maurice Sendak book has been discovered - will it be as good as Where the Wild Things Are?
Jul 07, 2017
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Tonight's #Fridaybookdate is a sneak peak at the new novel by Lauren James. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a scifi romance for all of you who loved Loneliness of Distant Beings and can't seem to fill the gaping hole it left inside you (like Amy). Due September this is one to watch out for!
Jul 06, 2017
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This collection of short stories is getting a lot of buzz - Adam, our fiction specialist, says "I’ll be very surprised if this one doesn’t get attention in next year’s literary awards." Read the review here:
Jul 05, 2017
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20% off YA books is on until the 16th of July!
Jul 04, 2017
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Do you take part in the Goodreads reading challange? How close are you to your 2017 goal?
Jun 30, 2017
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We are getting more and more little Boffs looking for a more challenging read, for those of you who are younger at heart (like Amy) keep your eye out for Lintang and the Pirate Queen by Tamara Moss, due in August, this is one of those 'all reader' series that any fantasy adventurer will enjoy.

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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