Boys Don’t Knit (In Public)

Boys don't knitSeventeen-year-old Ben Fletcher tells his story in a witty and funny diary format. After an unfortunate incident with some stolen liquor and a crossing guard, he is put on probation and has to choose an evening course at the local college as part of his rehabilitation. He takes up knitting and discovers he’s really good at it, but he has to keep his knitting a secret from his friends and his sports-loving dad.   There is even more for him to worry about – his knitting teacher is the mom of the girl of his dreams and his friends are real troublemakers. Ben gains confidence, wins the All-United Kingdom Knitting Championship, and even gets the girl. He is quirky, perceptive, and adorable and his passion for knitting will encourage readers to take up knitting, regardless of gender stereotypes. Packed with pop culture references and jokes, the book is a laugh-aloud fast read. A sequel, An English Boy in New York (2014, Hot Key Books) follows Ben on his trip to New York for the U.S. National Knit Fair. mjw
Title: Boys Don’t Knit (In Public)
Author: T.S. Easton
Publisher
: Fiewel and Friends, New York, an imprint of Macmillan
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: English
Original Publisher:
Hot Key Books
Original Copyright
: 2014
ISBN
: 978-1-250-05331-2
Hardcover pages
: 272
Age range
: 12-16
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: England
Author’s ethnicity
: English
Author’s residence
: England
Awards
: 2015 Carnegie Medal nomination
Subjects
: Adolescence, Communities, Conduct of life, England, Family life, Fathers and sons, Humorous stories, Knitting, Social issues, Teenage boys, Women teachers

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