Bliss Adair, 16, ace knitter and math wiz, discovers that some secrets are meant to share while others are not. Her involvement in the dilemmas of friends is well intentioned - but is that enough? And
Bliss Adair, 16, ace knitter and math wiz, discovers that some secrets are meant to share while others are not. Her involvement in the dilemmas of friends is well intentioned - but is that enough? And does the first rule of knitting - don't look too far ahead - always apply to life?
Jean Mills grew up in Toronto and went to Queen's University and earned two degrees in English (BA, MA), with a specialization in Medieval and Old Norse literature. Her first job was writing promotional blurbs for CTV Television and while there, started to focus on writing stories for children. She is the author of Skating on Thin Ice, Larkin on the Shore and The Legend. Jean lives in Guelph, Ontario.
"Mills's book captures that awkward beauty of adolescence in this feel-good read that will have readers reaching for a ball of yarn. An excellent choice for YA readers, knitting enthusiasts, or anyone who just enjoys a good slice-of-life read." — School Library Journal
"The story is notable for its depiction of acceptance and community even as things get a bit tense… This story delivers nuggets of wisdom, a balanced outlook, and the refuge of knitting—just take it one stitch at a time. Humorous, wise, and comforting." — Kirkus Reviews
"A thoughtful, thoroughly authentic coming of age novel, Bliss Adair and the First Rule of Knitting will connect a new generation of high schoolers to the joys of knitting, math, and friendship." Highly Recommended — CM Magazine