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Young Adult Fiction Coming Of Age

Bliss Adair and the First Rule of Knitting

by (author) Jean Mills

Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2023
Coming of Age
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12


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?

About the author

Jean Mills
is celebrated for two previous Young Adult novels, Skating Over Thin Ice and Larkin on the Shore — which won the 2020 Whippoorwill Award honoring "young adult literature that sings the authentic stories of rural people and places."

Jean spends her winters in Guelph, Ontario and the rest of the time in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.

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