Okay, I know a whole book about knitting doesn't sound interesting (knit 1, purl 2, YO, decrease, Boring!) but this book is amazing for a teenage knitter. It makes everyone wish that finding a magic like knitting can help you make friends, overcome a Learning Disorder, get awesome clothes, remove stress, get closer to your mom, and find out who you really are. Maybe knitting won't solve all of these problems for you, but I happen to know that knitting is proven as effective as yoga for relaxing and removing stress (so if you don't dig all that stretching, KNIT!). The parts about knitting that say the girl was addicted to it, maybe a little too strong. But knitters are all connected in a super circle. Everyone knows its more fun to go shopping with friends than to go alone, and its the same with knitting. It's a communal thing; you do it while talking, watching movies, and hanging out, and pretty soon you have a new sweater or blanket or purse or whatever else you decide to make. It's especially important to the fashion forward people; what happened if you made a sweater that was a perfect fit for you? Everything about it just. . . fits. That's what happens when you knit with friends. . . you just click.