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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 fo...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Point (first published December 29th 2009)
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Khanh (Kittens, Rainbows, and Sunshine)
"Oh, really?" Rosanna rolled her eyes dramatically, "How convenient that you decide to change the rules after you go on a date with the hottest guy in school! Maybe it shouldn't be called the Lonely Hearts Club -- maybe you should call it the Rules Will Change When Convenient For Penny Club!"
In the ancient Greek comedy, Lysistrata, fed up with all the warmongering, the women of Greece to withhold sex in a revolt to try to end the Peloponnesian War. If those intrepid women's mission to give up r...more
Songbird.
Okay. Empecemos por el principio.
Creo que es la tercera vez que leo este libro. Y no me canso. La primera vez, cogí este libro con MUCHÍSIMAS GANAS. ¡Y no me defraudó! Amo a Elizabeth Eulberg. Y amo este libro.
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Esta historia comienza con una historia idílica, un niña y un niño enamorados que solo se ven en los veranos, y a medida que crecen, van convirtiendo su historia en algo real, primeros besos, primeras tarjetas de San Valentín,. Y sigue con un corazón roto, el de la protagonista, Penny Lan...more
Kristy
Yes, it was girly.
Yes, it was mushy.
Yes, it was predictable at times.

But seriously, how can you not love a book that gives so much lovin' to the Beatles?!?!? The main character's name is Penny Lane. Every chapter is a different Beatles song, and also a lyric from that song. There are countless Beatles references. Penny Lane makes a mixed CD for the guy she's digging and it's a Beatles mix. Penny and Ryan go to a Beatles tribute band concert. The cover of the book is a spin of the Beatles Abbey...more
Arlene
I wondered if it would've been too subtle to wear a T-shirt that said thank you for your interest, but I am no longer dating.

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg is a fun, fast, light YA contemporary romance that I finished in one sitting. The writing is engaging as are the characters in this story, and I was immediately drawn into this book from page one.

Penny Lane is tainted when it comes to guys. She’s just been cheated on by her long time love Nate, and as she reflects on all her pas...more
Sita Sargeant
3.5 bumped up from 2.5

The only reason I bumped this one up is because of the musical aspect of the book. I thought it was interesting and it was something that I had not read a lot of. So... this book got wonderful reviews. Why were you, Sita going to give it a mere 2.5. Well I will tell you why. I will tell you why in the form of a song, no a list. Because the book has enough songs in it.

(1) Annoying main character, that is all - annoying like, no other word to describe it.
(2) The concept was g...more
Emma Louise
I can't deal with vapid, insensitive and selfish girls like this. Sure they're immature 16/17 year olds, but I just can't deal with the plot in this book. It is not as cute and fluffy as the title makes out. I would think a Lonely Hearts Club would just be a nice little club of people who'd been heartbroken and need someone to talk to, but no, it's a group of gossipy, vain girls who have sworn off dating after a few guys were rotten to them, thus labelling all guys as pigs, morons etc.

What was...more
Kate
So, one of my friends recommended this for me and, I must say, I was a little skeptical. It is so different from what I usually read. I mean, no magic, science fiction, time travel, historical fiction, etc. It is a completely realistic. But, she was so insistent that I promised I would read it.

I couldn't have been more wrong. This book was so amazing. I read it in one day. I love the Beatles, but I don't know nearly as much about them as I should. I really loved all the references to them. One...more
Brooke
One word - Awh!

The Lonely Hearts Club was just what I needed. Sure, it wasn't the most amazing book I've read in terms of action and plot complexity - perhaps not my usual type for a 5 star rating, but it was just... I don't know, all I know is loved it.

It was filled with laugh-out-loud moments, the characters were witty and so easy to love (go Tracy!), and i found the emotions to be very relatable. It had a great message for younger and older girls alike, about loving who you are and not chang...more
Nikita Ompang
I loved every bit of this book! I didn't even realize that I was about to finish it!

First, I so love the main character, Penny Lane. She's just a typical high school girl going on a typical high school life. She wasn't special or anything. Just ordinary. But then made an extraordinary leap in her life by starting up a club, the 'Lonely Hearts Club.' She was actually inspired by the bunch of guys who didn't treat her well, especially her supposed 'man of her dreams.'

At first the club was just ab...more
Mizuki
Warning: This book got a recommendation from Stephanie Meyer.

Actually this book gets bigger problems than having the honor to be recommended by Stephanie Meyer (Can anything else be more like a Kiss of Death for a self respecting author?) I am going to mention a few reasons why I can't enjoy The Lonely Hearts Club like I did Eulberg's other book: Prom and Prejudice.

But first let's get to the good parts: I like how Penny Lane's friends manage to gain some maturity as the story progresses---but s...more
~Tina~
The Lonely Hearts Club is a really cute and sweet story about what one girl did when the love of her life and childhood sweetheart burned her in a way that she swore off men and decided to start her very own club.
Soon as her friends get there own share of heartache decide to join as well, leading a theme of strong girl power as they are set out to prove that they don't need a guy to have fun.
So what happens when the right guy comes along and makes your heart want to trust again?
Lonely seems to t...more
Sylvia
Another young adult book I finished this week.

Buku yang bagus! Pas buat high schoolers. Tentang seorang gadis yang diberi nama dari lagu The Beatles, 'Penny Lane' karena ayah dan ibunya fans berat sama band legendaris tersebut. Penny memiliki khayalan akan menikah dan bahagia selama-lamanya seperti dalam cerita dongeng bersama Nate, teman masa kecilnya. Tapi ternyata Nate mengecewakannya dengan mengencani cewek lain dan membuatnya sakit hati.

Penny merasa sudah cukup dia disakiti cowok dan memut...more
aleexandra
Hola, mi frágil corazoncito se ha visto seriamente afectado por este libro.
No es el típico libro de romance (a pesar de que tiene una historia de amor preciosa), es más que eso, trata de la amistad, de cómo crear lazos, de cómo consolidarlos, de los importantes que son los amigos y de lo mucho que debemos cuidarlos. Y también de cómo debes encontrarte a ti mismo y aceptarte tal y como eres. Eres increíble, no tienes por qué cambiar por nadie.
El objetivo inicial del grupo nunca fue de mi agrado;...more
Michelle
At some pivotal moment in their life, every teenage girl will come to the point where she will become fed up with boys and their typical immature shenanigans. Some might even go so far as to completely swear off the male sex for a certain period of time. A very few others will possibly not only stop dating boys, but they will encourage all their friends to do so and will then create a club where they can celebrate their self-induced single-ness with other like-minded females. Our hero, Penny Lan...more
Aria
El Club de los corazones solitarios.
Para empezar me recomendaron este libro y el titulo ni sinopsis no me atrajo en lo absoluto pero mis amigas hablaban mucho de el y decidi leerlo.
¡DIOS MIO! ¿Se puede morir de risa? Este libro es de esa clase que toda chica adolescente deberia leer. Lo considere una comedia feminista o algo por el estilo. Me gusto muchisimo. Me identifique mucho con los momentos "tragame tierra" de Penny y disfrute mucho leer de esas tonterias que uno hace cuando esta en prepar...more
Sarah
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Emily
Most of the time these "High School" genre books blur into one big mass of lip gloss and "whatevers." This one, stands apart....a little. There is at least an attempt to depart from the usual plot, although, you do end up at the same place as all the others. What I thought was interesting about this one was my realization from it. That I truly am a social misfit. In the beginning, as Penny is swearing off men for good, and glorifying in the simplicity of her new life, I found myself nodding my h...more
Katya
It's been a while since I read a book in one sitting. I'd forgotten what it was like, to completely immerse yourself into it and fall just a little bit in love.

Penny Lane is just your typical teenager... well, if you don't count her parents' religious obsession with the Beatles. Oddly enough, I can relate to that particular aspect, being an ABBA kid myself. When she finds her childhood friend turned boyfriend with another girl, though, she decides to rethink her position on dating and boys, and...more
Mands
May 09, 2012 Mands rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Mands by: Estelle
Penny Lane Bloom is the daughter of Beatles fanatics. Her parents named her after the song Penny Lane and her sisters are named Rita and Lucy after the songs Lovely Rita and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Every summer her family spends their holidays with close family friends, the Taylors, including their son Nate. Nate and Penny Lane have been best friends since they were little kids and their feelings for each other grow stronger as they age. Unfortunately things don't go as well as Penny has...more
Laura Martinelli
This is one of those cases where I like the idea of the book in general, but once I sit down and read it, the course bugs me. A lot. I enjoyed parts of it, but the characterization and plotting are too problematic to ignore.

For the baby step that the premise takes forward—high school girls taking the time to reevaluate and spend on themselves instead of getting and keeping boyfriends; I can swing with this—it takes two humongous steps back past where we started. Every girl in this book ends up b...more
TG
You know how the term ‘feel-good’ is applied to certain movies? I don’t know how often it’s used to describe books, but if any book were to fit the definition, it would be The Lonely Hearts Club. This is totally a feel-good book. I had a smile on my face almost the entire time I was reading it, laughed out loud in a few places and may have even punched the air once or twice. Mostly because of the…

Female empowerment and solidarity! Woo-hoo! It was so great to read a book that promotes and celebr...more
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Book Blog)
I'm sorry but this book is bad. Just because it comes from a place where the idea is cute, doesn't mean the author wrote it well. As soon as I read "What to the Evs" I knew I was in for it. The cover is cute and the idea of a Lonely Hearts Club is cute, but the Beatle references were bad. They were so forced. I get that she grew up on the The Beatles, but she acted like that was the only music she could ever stand to listen to. I doubt a teenager is going to be like that, especially if their par...more
Mansi
- Have you ever had a disastrous almost relationship?
- Do you have resentful feelings towards boys?
- Are you looking to feel empowered by inspirational women?

Then this book is for you!

A light, pretty predictable read - bonus points for the creative idea and wit, though.

Angry and heartbroken Penny Lane swears off boys and starts 'The Lonely Hearts Club' (she's a Beatles fan) after her sort-of childhood boyfriend Nate pressures her for sex and cheats on her. Her best friends and a many other boy-...more
Estefania
Éste libro me hizo volver a ese momento cuando tenía catorce años y amaba leer libros juveniles. Cuando consideraba que las relaciones y demás era cataclismos y bastante simples.
Me gustó mucho y lo devoré en menos de 10 horas, el libro es sencillo, ágil y atrapante. Amé, adoré y me reí mucho con los padres/fans obsesionados de los Beatles de Penny. El hecho de que los Beatles estuvieran presentes le dio un tinte relajada y perfecto a éste libro.
Gisele
Me gusto muchooooooo! Awwww es tan bonito!
Este es el tipo de libro que necesitas leer cuando estas cansado o agobiado por algo y necesitas olvidarlo y despejar la mente por un rato, te ries, te emocionas, te enterneces, te indignas. Y te hace recordar esos años de escuela que tanto anhelas regresar. El club de los Corazones Solitarios es digno de ser leido en menos de un dia. Recomendado. :)
Ro Bordon
Título: El Club de los Corazones Solitarios

Título original: The Lonely Hearts Club

Autora: Elizabeth Eulberg

Editorial: Alfaguara

Páginas: 331

Saga: Libro autoconclusivo

Mi resumen:

El libro "El Club De Los Corazones Solitarios" trata sobre una chica llamada Penny Lane Bloom que desde chica vive pensando que ella y Nate, su amigo de la infancia e hijo de los amigos de sus padres, van a estar juntos. Siempre han sido muy amigos y mientras van pasando los años, Penny ha estado planeando una vida...more
Erik Delgadillo
Algo cliché, pero mucha referencia a The Beatles y eso me encantó porque es una de mis bandas favoritas; tiene muchas cosas para reírte y de verdad solté una carcajada, muy fluida y tierna ésta lectura. El personaje es muy lindo y le agarras cariño rápidamente :)
Martina
De este libro no sabía que esperarme porque algunas de mis amigas que lo leyeron le pareció un poco aburrido y otras decían que era muy entretenido, pero a mí me sorprendió mucho porque a pesar de que no soy una amante de los libros, me encantó. Pensaba que iba a tardar mucho tiempo en terminarlo, pero sin embargo fui una de las primeras en terminar de leerlo.
Es una novela en donde la protagonista principal, Penny Lane, está harta de los chicos. Pensaba que todos los que han salido con ella son...more
Mics *amante de los spoilers*
Tengo que re leerlo pronto pero este es de lejos uno de mis libros favoritos de todos los tiempos lo leí fácil 6 veces. Y el mes que viene cumplo 16 y tenía 13 la primera vez que lo leí, parece como si fue ayer.
Se que puede parecer tonto la actitud "anti-chicos" de Penny (aunque a mi no me lo parece) pero el libro es mucho más que eso y amé que es sobre la amistad. Son un grupo de chicas que se apoyan, se quieren y están juntas y no necesitan de los chicos. Pero cuando lo leí también me puso tr...more
Lauren
Dec 19, 2009 Lauren rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
When I first heard about this book I was couldn't wait to read it. Though, then I read some really negative reviews about it and some that put The Lonely Hearts Club in a good light. So when I ended up receiving this in the mail, I had no clue what to think. Would I love like I hoped I would? Would I hate it like some others did? Or would it just be a blah type of book? Luckily, The Lonely Hearts Club turned out to be one of the funniest and cutest books I've read this year!

There are so many gr...more
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Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college at Syracuse University and making a career in the New York City book biz. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom & Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, and Better Off Friends. She lives outside of Manhattan with her th...more
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“And Nate? You kiss like a slobbering dog, you have bad breath, and you wouldn't know how to punch the right buttons on a girl if we came with manuals. Happy Thanksgiving, Jackass.” 170 likes
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