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.

Latest news

Jul 16, 2018
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Big news - there's a new book coming from Markus Zusak in October!
Jun 29, 2018
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Attention collectors: The 20th anniversary House editions of The Chamber of Secrets have arrived! We have hard and soft covers of all the houses so you can match them with your copy of the Philosopher's Stone. Oh, and today's the last day to get them with an extra 20% off...
Jun 26, 2018
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Our full-price YA books are 20% OFF until this Friday the 29th - have a browse online or in store!
Jun 21, 2018
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Would you do this to a book? Either way, I think I've been inspired for some innovative craft projects for the next couple of months. Without harming any books of course!
Jun 15, 2018
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Our mid-year sale is on - and we've got some of our YA books marked down! Get them before they're gone:
Jun 12, 2018
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Check out the lineup for the Girls Write Up Festival next month!
Jun 06, 2018
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Looking for something to do? City of Perth Library have something up their sleeve...22nd June 2018. See you there!
Jun 02, 2018
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Here's another reason to visit the US. Anyone know of any super secret, amazing gems like this in Western Australia? We all know Boffins gots the goods, but where do you pop down the rabbit hole?
May 08, 2018
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Hello YA Lovers, if you're looking for something to do this week, have you checked out the Scribblers Festival yet? There are a couple of YA events on that you may be interested in:
Apr 27, 2018
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Look what's coming in October...
Apr 26, 2018
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We've had a few people chasing the new Becky Albertalli book - it's in store and 20% off for a few more days!
Apr 16, 2018
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We've got 20% off our Young Adult books until the end of the school holidays - get in now while the shelves are still full and stock up!
Mar 28, 2018
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Imma just put this here...
Mar 01, 2018
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Looking for something YA-ish to do this weekend? Join us at the book launch of Alicia Tuckerman's debut, If I Tell You at 2.30pm, Sunday 4th March.
Feb 13, 2018
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Feel like some inspiration? Here is a spectacular list of some of the faves of YA.
Feb 06, 2018
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Heading to the Writer's Week this year? We'll be on-site selling books, hope to see you there!
Jan 25, 2018
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For the love of books. Can you imagine four storeys of books, over 2.5 million to choose from and browsing the rare book collection. I think I would just never leave. ❤️❤️ Time to start saving for plane tickets to NY!
Jan 24, 2018
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Jan 02, 2018
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Happy New Year! Is anyone setting themselves a goal for reading this year?
Dec 28, 2017
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What were the best books you read in 2017?
Dec 15, 2017
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More stock is coming of this beautiful, contemporary read for #fridaybookdate. What are you reading? Tell us in the comments below to go in the draw to win a FREE YA New Release. Entries close Sunday 17th December.
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

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...
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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As the YA Club gets underway we'll post your reviews here for others to read and discuss. If you're not sure what to write about, download our review worksheet to help you get started.

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