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Review: Boys Don't Knit by Tom Easton

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...Laugh-out-loud, often ridiculous, sometimes quite touching, and revelatory about the knitting world, Boys Don't Knit is a must for boys and girls..

My thoughts

Just a few lines for this book. Not because I didn't enjoy it but because I read it over 3 months ago and forgot to review at the time and have read the best part of 50 books since then.

I loved Boys don't Knit particularly because it was so so so funny and I loved the main character Ben. It was nice to see a teen boy character who was nice but not a good two shoes or complete nerd. I loved seeing how the situations he found himself got blown up out of his control without him even trying to make things are bonkers as they became. I'd thoroughly recommend it for both female and male teen readers.