Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Review: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

When Penny's (yes Penny Lane!) heart is crushed by her childhood sweetheart, she resolves to be done with boys for good. After all, all the boys she's ever dated have crushed her heart and with no good reason. She forms the Lonely Hearts Club, inspired by her family's life long devotion to the Beatles and determines not to date any more boys.

But then slowly, her friends and many other girls start seeing a reason to join the club as well. They make crazy rules, resolve to go to social events together, you get the idea.

But not all the boys are thrilled with the idea (of course!) and one guy in particular might have a thing for Penny.....but can she recogonize she might like him back in time?

I really enjoyed this book! It was so fun and sweet and just really reminded me of high school in that crazy sort of way. After all, haven't we all wanted to swear off boys at some point? But it was a fun reminder of friendship and first love and I think many girls can relate to this story. Plus what fun with all the Beatles quotes and references and Penny's crazy parents!

Rating: 4.25/5
things You might want to Know: I really liked the way teen sex, teen drinking, etc. was handled in this book. It was present but showcased responsibly.
Source of Book: Received from publicist for review
Publisher: Point

Don't forget I'm hosting a really fun Twitter party with Elizabeth Eulberg tonight! Read the details and please come be there!



Lenore Appelhans said...

Wish I could be there, but again, I'll be sleeping!

Have fun though!

April said...

Great review! This sounds like a really fun book! Also a great way to relax!

crittyjoy said...

This book sounds so fun. I am going to add it to my wishlist. And I hope to have a little time to check out the twitter party :)

Anonymous said...

I really liked this book too. I felt that it sent a good message to girls and showed kids acting responsibly or if they didn't, showed the consequences accurately. I'm not on Twitter so I can't come tonight. Have fun though!

bermudaonion said...

I really liked this book and its message too! Great review!

Sandy Nawrot said...

I keep telling myself I needed this book when I was in high school. There was more than once when I should have sworn off boys. But hey, I did get my Senior Prom picture taken with my best friend (I did not want my date in the picture with me)! I thought that was pretty ballsy at the time.

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Wish I could have joined. I really want to read this book, it had gotten a lot of attention lately. Enjoy the party!

Jenna said...

I may have to read this now! I've read a few reviews, but yours solidified my need to read it. Besides, I love the Beatles... and my dream name for a girl is Pru (as in, Dear Prudence) :)

Lisa said...

Adding it to the list of books for my daughter to read. She's very hard to please but I think this will work for her.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds like it has a wonderful message and a fun theme.

Debbie's World of Books said...

I've been wanting to read this so glad to see you enjoyed it. Bummed I missed out on the Twitter party but it's hard to steadily be online while my daughter is up.

Beth F said...

I know I'm going to love this book when I get around to buying it and reading it. So sorry that I missed the party. I am overwhelmed and something had to go.

Amy said...

Sure whatever, Lenore! absolutely was!

Thanks Juju!

I hope you get a chance to read it Christy!

Kay..why ever are you not on twitter!

Kathy..I'm so glad!

Sandy...I didn't even go to prom, LOL :)

Jennifer..wish you could have been there...maybe next time!

Jenna--Pru is super cute! I hope you get a chance to read the book.

Lisa..I hope so!

Sheila..I really think you'd enjoy it!

Debbie--it can be so hard to find a time that's good for everyone.

Candace--I know. ;)

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