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 Rating: 4/5
I received this book for review from The Five Mile Press.
This book was witty and amusing and takes full use of the diary format.
Ben was an intriguing character. He is happy being who people want him to be and it is not until he discovers knitting that he becomes the person he wants to be.
The knitting aspect was something I wasn't really sure of how it would work but I ended up finding it rather interesting.
Ben's family dynamic, especially with his father was conveyed in a light natured way but had a serious element to it as well which I think a lot of people could relate to.
This book had a very British feel to it which I loved.