Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Genre: Teen Lit

Publication Date: December 2009

One Word Review: Super-cute

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First Line: “I, Penny Lane Bloom, do solemnly swear to never date another boy for as long as I shall live.”

Synopsis: Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows: no more. It's a personal choice. . .and, of course, soon everyone wants to know about it. And a few other girls are inspired. A movement is born: The Lonely Hearts Club (named after the band from Sgt. Pepper). Penny is suddenly known for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .--GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: I really enjoyed this book. I admit I was a little worried that it was going to be full of boy-bashing-girl-power propaganda, but it really had a good message and was a fun story. Although, I do think its okay to cancel on friends (on occasion) when a hot guy asks you out, just don’t make a habit of it. I really liked Penny’s character, she was very likable and it was refreshing to have a heroine that other people actually liked as well. I also liked Tracey and Diane, and how close they were. Although they had vowed off boys, there is still a lot of cute romance in the story and the club does evolve into something a little less man-hating and more about just knowing who you are and building each other up. There is a little underage drinking (but it was portrayed in a more negative light), sex is also alluded to, but overall is pretty clean. Anyway, it was a fun story and I enjoyed the Beatle references.
Bookworm Rating: 3.8

1 comment:

  1. I too just finished reading this one but had a couple of problems with it. Was it just me or did you feel like it should have been published in 2005 as an after school special? For some reason, it just didn't click. I have no idea why!


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