Knitting is a man’s game.
After an incident regarding a crossing guard and a bottle of Martini & Rossi (and his bonehead friends), 17-year-old worrier Ben Fletcher must develop his sense of social alignment, take up a hobby, and do some community service to avoid any further probation.
He takes a knitting class (it was that or his father’s mechanic class) under the impression that it's taught by the hot teacher all the boys like. Turns out, it’s not. Perfect.
Regardless, he sticks with it and comes to find that he’s a natural knitter, maybe even great. It even helps ease his anxiety and worrying. The only challenge now is to keep it hidden from his friends, his crush, and his soccer-obsessed father. What a tangled web Ben has weaved . . . or knitted.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 24th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
I won an advanced copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is March 24th 2015.
I'm not really sure to make of this story as a whole lot does not happen throughout. I guess it can be described as a coming of age story where the main character Ben figures out to be his own person in spite of the prejudices surrounding his new found hobby.
It was humorous at times. Take a seventeen year old boy who discovers a passion for knitting, has an endless crush on a teacher and some misfit best friends and how could it not be.
While there wasn't a huge wow factor for me I did like the lesson it told. To be an individual no matter what and the end result will be a happier life. Kudo's to Easton for coming up with such an oddball cast of characters and telling a story that truly has a moral to it.
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