Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Lonely Hearts Club

The Lonely Hearts Club
by Elizabeth Eulberg

For as long as she can remember, Penny has dreamed of her future with Nate, the son of her parents' best friends.  They've hung out every summer, and every summer she's become more and more infatuated.  In fact, she's finally decided that this summer is THE summer.  

Unfortunately, Nate got tired of waiting, and when Penny goes down the stairs, ready to show Nate how much she loves him, she finds that he's not alone.  And then he even has the nerve to blame HER!

So she decides she's had enough!

She forms The Lonely Hearts Club (named after her favorite group's song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band") with the express purpose of Not dating boys for the remainder of high school.  As her friends at school begin having problems with boys, they also join up.  Soon she has dozens of girls who hang out with each other every Saturday night and support each other in all things, even those not dealing with boys.

Unfortunately for Penny, one of the nicest, most popular boys in school has taken an interest in her, and she's more than a little interested in him.

Can she resolve her feelings about her club and guys before things get out of control?

Final thoughts:  Yet another cotton candy book.  No brain drain, and a simple message.  It's fun and relaxing.  Fans of The Beatles will enjoy the references throughout the book since Penny is named after Penny Lane and she regularly looks to Beatles songs for inspiration and solace.

Rating: 4/5

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