The Lonely Hearts Club

The Lonely Hearts Club

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Love is all you need... or is it? Penny's about to find out in this wonderful debut.

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. . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 15mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0545140323
  • 9780545140324
  • 171,342

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Praise for The Lonely Hearts Club

A must-read for anyone who's ever fallen in love--or sworn it off completely. A funny, fantastic debut! --Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Series

It's hard not to get caught up in this good natured revenge fantasy. --The New York Times Book Review

The Lonely Hearts Club turns the world of teen dating upside-down, proving that a girl can ignore 'the rules' and still land squarely, happily, and hilariously on her feet. --Lauren Myracle, author of ttyl

Why oh why weren't Penny Lane Bloom and her Lonely Hearts Club around when I was in high school? Penny is a terrific voice-smart, sassy, and full of girl power -- just like author Elizabeth Eulberg. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. --Jen Calonita, author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life

A delightful coming-of-age story about learning to define yourself without shutting the door on love. --Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games trilogy
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About Elizabeth Eulberg

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom and Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work It Out. You can find her on the Web at
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Rating details

26,090 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 29% (7,527)
4 34% (8,880)
3 26% (6,903)
2 8% (2,169)
1 2% (611)

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The Beatles. A huge part of THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB is made up of Beatles talk. In general I love music being a part of a story, because it is something that can affect and change a person and story entirely. Unfortunately I am not really into the Beatles. There were some things in the story related to them and it felt cool, but the attitude of Penny's parents and their worshipping the band started to annoy me after some time into the story. Like it was a smart solution circling your lives and decisions around the choices of famous musicians. Penny Lane. She's the girl named after a Beatles song. She's the founder of the lonely Hearts Club after being cheated on by her childhood love Nate. I tell you, you'll totally get her point of founding the club in her decision to not wanting to be miserable anymore. And I loved that so many other girls felt the need to join. Clubs are always fun and this one's dedicated to a good cause: no more heart break. The club is a place to get help and comfort from other girls that fast become friends. We get to know Penny's best friend Tracey who fears to loose her friend over another. There is an old friend coming back into Penny's life and now she has to sort out how to keep all of her friends. With time the ideals of the lonely hearts club start changing and it starts to be so much about friendship and the strength of a group of powerful girls. It's an ode to femininity and independent women. The girls of the lonely hearts club do so many great and fun things together! But then Penny slowly falls in love even though she is the founder of the lonely hearts club. That love story really got my attention, because it lays the main focus on Penny's feelings and thoughts, the transition from being sure about never dating again and slowly falling in love again. The blooming relationship is really cute, but sometimes Penny acted a bit too ignorant and not very sensible considering that that one guy would be willing to do everything for her. Just get him girl! Read yourselves how that blooming romance plays out in the end. THE VERDICT THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB features some fun dialogues, ideas and characters. There are references to Beatles songs that are totally fitting just like Elizabeth Eulberg's cute and girly writing. I'm looking forward to reading PROM AND PREJUDICE and TAKE A BOW!show more
by MissPageTurner
Penny is tired of boys, always cheating on her or treating her wrong, so she decides to created a club for the lonely people like her. Of course, she never thought so many girls would join her! Penny was such a great protagonist. I admit it, while reading the first chapter I thought I wasn't going to like her, but she manages to became one of my favorites ya protagonists. She actually matures and grows up to be an amazing girl. I couldn't believe some of the things that happened to her, as the principal's disrespect for her club and her or the people (like other girls) being mean to her. But in a way, it's very realistic. People is mean, and still exists people who don't accept girls have power (probably because they are scared). But I loved how Penny managed all of this with the help of her friends and parents. Penny and her family are fans of The Beatles, and the club's name is based on one of their songs. Personally, I love some of The Beatles songs, so I actually enjoyed the references and lyrics on the book. Besides, it was really cool and original for the author to find the perfect song for each chapter. Overall, I loved The Lonely Hearts Club. It's a quick, fun and light read, perfect for when you need a little bit of girl power!show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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