BOOK REVIEW: An English Boy In New York by T.S. Easton.

13:11

I recived this book from the publisher and in no way did that affect my opinion...

As part of his prize for winning the All-UK Knitting Championships, seventeen-year-old Ben Fletcher has won himself an all-expenses paid trip to New York... and to the US National KnitFair. Unfortunately his new girlfriend Megan is (somewhat suspiciously) unable to come with him, which means Ben has the dubious pleasure of being accompanied by his family and his third-choice-friend Gex.

The other problem is, Ben's not really sure he wants to be known as teenage knitting genius any more. His idea for a knit-able hoodie could make him millions... or turn him into a laughing stock forever. An existential knitting crisis turns out to be the least of Ben's concerns though, as he quickly finds that his apparent magnetism for trouble has followed him across the pond. Join Ben for another hilarious misadventure, involving some overly-eager Knitting Expo representatives, suspicious men in dark suits, some potential trouble from the Mob, a mix-up of epic proportions with Megan... and still rather a lot of knitting.
 An English Boy In New York is the second book to the Boys Don't Knit series and when I had finished Boys Don't Knit, I was really excited to carry on with Ben's story because the relatonship between the characters and the reader was really strong and that has given the books of this series a really good vibe! 

There were so many things to this book that made me laugh even more than the book before, and Easton has written in even more sarcasam that made my skin crawl with either fear or a massive fit of giggles. I think that the author has really worked hard in writing this book! 

There were some bits of An English Boy In New York that I didn't really enjoy, only because I thought that Easton talked too much about Ben being in New York rather than knitting. I thought that in Boys Don't Knit, T.S. Easton really described what it was like to be a boy and knitting but in An English Boy In New York it was mostly Ben talking about going around New York for interviews rather than Ben talking about knitting. 

Of course, when Ben did talk about knitting I adored the comedy aspects to the writing and the description in this book was 12.5% better than in Boys Don't Knit so vivid images were implanted in my mind. 

The tension between the characters in T.S. Easton's novel were really well written and I think that the author has done a really great job in writting in the different character's personalites! 

I really want a third book to this laugh out loud series and I think this also has to be one of my favourite books. It's comical, brilliant and it is so easy to get into! [Below is the link for the first book, Boys Don't Knit.] 
four-stars

An English Boy In New York by T.S. Easton by T.S. Easton
Published by Hot Key Books on August 7th 2014
Genres: contemporary, funny, young adult
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Hot Key Books
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Here is the link for Boys Don't Knit: http://www.thebooksbandit.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/book-review-boys-dont-knit-by-ts-easton.html

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