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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Breckenridge Public Library||Y EAS (Text)||33500012030326||Main||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y EAS (Text)||33500012030334||Main||Available||-|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||ya EAS (Text)||35500005488190||Main||Checked out||06/15/2020|
- ISBN: 9781250066558
- ISBN: 1250073545
- ISBN: 9781250073549
- ISBN: 1250053315
- ISBN: 9781250053312
- Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
|Summary, etc.:||After a brush with the law, Ben, a dyed-in-the-wool worrier, must take up a new hobby and chooses knitting, an activity at which he excels but must try to keep secret from his friends, enemies, and sports-obsessed father.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2015 March #1
*Starred Review* British high-schooler Ben Fletcher has so many problems, it's hard to know where to start. Let's see. His friends coaxed him into stealing a bottle of vermouth, but he bollixed the shoplifting, resulting in an altercation with a senior citizen crossing guard. As part of his rehabilitation, Ben must do community service and take up a hobby. Because the knitting night class is taught by a teacher he is crushing on, he joins, only to learn she actually teaches pottery, and now he is stuck with two knitting needles and a ball of yarn. But what's this? Ben, who excels at math, finds he is very good at deciphering patterns, and his stitch tension is perfect. Soon he is the star of the class (though he doesn't care for colorwork or knitting tea cozies). This wild jumble of fun and wool is also full of heart, thanks to Ben's sweet, worried, and clever voice. Written in diary format (with a wink and a nod to Bridget Jones), this spins from one outrageous (and occasionally raunchy) incident to the next. But it's not all plot and heavy-duty knitting action. Relationships are center stage: the double-entendre bantering of Ben's parents; Ben's evolving association with the aforementioned crossing guard; his trouble with both women and friends. Unique, this one will keep you in stitches. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
T. S. Easton is an experienced author of fiction for all ages in the UK. He lives in Surrey with his wife and three children. Boys Don't Knit received a Carnegie Medal nomination (2015).
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|Genre:||Young adult fiction.