Boys Don’t Knit (In Public)

Boys Don't Knit (In Public)Written by T. S. Easton

Ben is just an average teenage boy trying to survive the typical teenage challenges: school, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional friends, finding himself, and most importantly, finding a girlfriend. Ben’s friends have a nose for trouble and during one of their escapades, Ben gets caught and is put on probation. One of his court requirements is to take a course at the community center. He chooses knitting, a very “unmanly” hobby. Over the next 6 months he deals with the consequences of hiding it from everyone. The lies become as complicated to unravel as “a knotty ball of silk chenille.” The book is Ben’s journal, which is delightful and witty. And in the end Ben learns that you are better than you think, people are basically descent, and things tend to work out in the end. A highly enjoyable book. There is some swearing and sexual innuendo. Best for upper grades.

Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12

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Boys Don’t Knit (In public)
Written by T. S. Easton
Feiwel and Friends
265 pages
Release Date: March 24, 2015

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