Epic Yarns in Teen Fiction

Back in the day knitting used to be grandmas making ugly, itchy sweaters that never fit right and that you never EVER wanted to wear in public. Now, thanks to the DIY revolution, I'm getting some of my favorite patterns from teens and there are at least two video games featuring yarn (Kirby's Epic Yarn and Yoshi's Wooly World). There are even some great books featuring young knitters that everyone can enjoy.

In Code Name Verity, Nazi soldiers capture British spy Verity shortly after landing in France. She'll have to become a traitor and tell them everything to survive long enough for the resistance to rescue her. But is she telling the whole story?

Galen has lived on the battlefield his whole life, first with his parents then as a soldier fighting in a devastating war. When the war ends, he makes his way home to start over with his aunt and uncle. He soon discovers his fate is tangled up with the country's 12 cursed princesses in Princess of the Midnight Ball.

Scottie's life isn't going so great in Chicks With Sticks. Her best friend leaves her for the popular kids; her favorite aunt dies; and now her parents are too busy to pay attention to her. Suddenly she finds herself making friends with some other girls from school interested in knitting. Can the girls stay friends or will drama tear them apart?

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