The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
published January 2010
16 year old Penny Lane is tired of boys who make her feel like she's stupid. After being disappointed by a guy she knew and had feelings for since they were kids Penny decides to form The Lonely Hearts Club and to just concentrate on herself for the rest of highschool. At first she is the only club member but soon more and more girls want to join.
What will Penny do when things surrounding the club get more and more complicated and when a cute guy becomes more and more interesting?
When I started reading "The Lonely Hearts Club" I feared that the book could be a bit too young for me however it wasn't. Elizabeth Eulberg's writing style was very engaging and I was happy that she didn't use too much teenage language. And themes like love, friendship and self-worth are interesting for all age groups.
I especially enjoyed reading about the heroine of the book. Penny Lane is a normal 16 year old girl, she is very likable and I enjoyed how she handled her life. Her development throughout the book was fascinating and great. The way she kept the club together and never lost the happiness of her friends out of her sight was heart-warming. I also enjoyed that the club concentrated on helping the girls become more confident. It wasn't about something like sex is bad but about concentrating on yourself and doing what you enjoy.
All in all I was positively suprised by "The Lonely Hearts Club" and think that it's a very cute, funny and lovely book for teens and adults.
I like it because it fits to the book and I like the Beatles reference.
I was suprised at how well the story worked for me. Although most of the main characters are only 16 the book didn't feel too young. I enjoyed reading about The Lonely Hearts Club and think that Penny Lane was an amazing heroine. The way themes like friendship, love and being disappointed by boys were portrayed made this book very entertaining and lovely.