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The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary

Release Date: 12/29/09

About the Book: Penny Lane (yep, named after the Beatles) has had it with boys. After her long-time crush Nate breaks her hearts, she declares she's giving up on boys and forms The Lonely Hearts Club-a group of girls who will not date in high school. But what happens when the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club starts to crush on a boy at school?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: If you know me, you know I love chick lit and romance, so this book was right up my alley! It's so sweet and cute and the perfect fluffy feel good read. Even if chick lit isn't your favorite genre to read, I would give this one a try. There's so much girl empowerment and fun in this one and it reads like it should be a teen movie. (Which is fitting since the movie rights sold-please Hollywood, make this into a movie!) It'd also be a great girl's book club pick.

I love Penny's voice-she's very real and very funny. She annoyed me a little at the end because she was being a little dense about her crush, but overall she was a joy to read about. I wish I would have had a friend like Penny Lane in high school!

Some of the book felt it went on a little too long and there were parts that were thrown in it seemed just to add some extra drama and tension. Sure it's somewhat predictable, but you need that in a book once in awhile. It's good to sit down with a book and smile the entire time you're reading it and feel warm fuzzies when you put it down.

The Lonely Hearts Club is a book you'll want to pick up on a rainy day and then share with a friend. And be sure you have John, Paul, George and Ringo playing in the background!

Reviewed from copy provided by publisher

Comments

  1. Glad you enjoyed the book. I'll be sure to take your advice when I actually get to read The Lonely Hearts Club ; )

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  2. Sweet. Nice review. This really looks good.

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  3. Nice review. I love Chick lit books and that too told in a fresh voice is always a good read..

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  4. I've requested this at the library and can't wait to check it out. I love the Beatles references, and, like you, I'm a fan of the lighter side of YA. Great review! (:

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