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January 2014 Book of the Month An entertaining diary told in the authentic teenage voice which captures the mind set of humorist and risk-taker Ben Fletcher. Following a run-in with the authorities, Ben Fletcher is now obliged to ‘give something back to the community’ to make amends. Ben decides he can make the best contribution by joining the knitting class. It’s an unusual choice which could ruin Ben’s chances of being taken seriously by girls forever. But Ben turns out to have made a clever choice.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Boys Don't Knit a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'I found this story great and it is a brilliant mix of stupidity, genius and second-hand embarrassment' Charlotte Crisp
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Ben Fletcher must get to grips with his more 'feminine' side following an unfortunate incident with a lollipop lady and a stolen bottle of Martini Rosso from Waitrose. All a big misunderstanding of course. To avoid the Young Offenders unit, Ben is ordered to give something back to the community and develop his sense of social alignment. Take up a hobby and keep on the straight and narrow. The hot teacher he likes runs a knitting group so Ben, reluctantly at first, gets 'stuck in'. Not easy when your dad is a sports fan and thinks Jeremy Clarkson is God. To his surprise, Ben finds that he likes knitting and that he has a mean competitive streak. If he can just keep it all a secret from his mates...and notice that the girl of his dreams, girl-next-door Megan Hooper has a bit of a thing for him...
Teens love to read and a small number of members were lucky enough to be invited to review Boys Don't Knit. You can read their reviews below.
Juliana Christianson - 'a great read...It covered themes of peer pressure, fitting in and learning to be accepted for who you are and not what you are.' Click Here to read the full review.
Charlotte Crisp - 'I found this story great and it is a brilliant mix of stupidity, genius and second-hand embarrassment.' Click Here to read the full review.
Raimy Greenland - 'The story was interesting and very funny, I liked it at the beginning a lot and liked where it could have gone, but I’m not sure it really went there.' Click Here to read the full review.
|Publication date:||2nd January 2014|
|Author:||T. S. Easton|
|Publisher:||Hot Key Books|
|Suitable for:||13+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Humorous|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
T. S. Easton is an experienced author of fiction for all ages and has had more than a dozen books published. He has written under a number of different pseudonyms in a variety of genres. Subjects include vampires, pirates, pandemics and teenage agony aunts (not all in the same book). He lives in Surrey with his wife and three children and in his spare time works as a Production Manager for Hachette Children's Books. A Q&A with the authorWhat inspires your writing?I always try to write what I would like to read. Or at least what I ...More About T. S. Easton