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We Can Work It Out

(The Lonely Hearts Club #2)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  2,289 ratings  ·  358 reviews
When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn’t need to define themselves by how guys look at them, and didn’t have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she’d be an outcast for life…but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.

But what happens when the girl who never thought s
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Point
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Claudia Ramírez
Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
3.5 stars!

I really enjoyed this one! But I must admit it annoyed the hell out of me sometimes (I'm looking at you, Penny Lane!). I flew through the pages of this book, there was so much drama, but it was kind of addictive. Also, Ryan would've been my perfect high school boy friend in real life, hahaha.
Feb 07, 2014 marked it as to-read
Fátima García
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm too old for this.
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
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If you haven’t read Elizabeth Eulberg’s The Lonely Hearts Club, stop right there. Go back and read it immediately, then the three e-novellas that she’s written since. Done that? Good. Now you’re ready to read my review.

It’s not that We Can Work It Out is unable to be read as a stand-alone. It is, and it can be. But the thing is, you will appreciate this book so much more when you’ve experienced the entire s
Liza Wiemer
Jan 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Eulberg DOES IT AGAIN! You'll laugh, you'll swoon, you'll adore these characters, and she integrates the BEATLES to perfection!!!

Though I do recommend that you read The Lonely Hearts Club first, Elizabeth does a brilliant job of filling in the pieces of what happened in book one.

Wow, where do I start? How about a list of everything I loved about this book:

1. Penny Lane brought me right back to my high school years with the friends, the romance, the drama, the demands of schoolwork, an
jasmin (◕‿◕✿)
This book felt like reading a cliche teen movie where you already knew everything that was going to happen before it happened.

I read the first Lonely Hearts Club book over a year ago and I don't remember much about the plot.. at all (probably a bad sign), I just remembered really enjoying it because it was so cheesy and corny and cute. Just a fun, light read that left me with a warm, fuzzy feeling when I was done. And I love The Beatles. So of course when I stumbled upon the second book in my l
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Amazing read, of course! Loved it! The first book is better though.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it liked it
A quick, addicting read, even though it didn't feel like a lot actually happened. I felt like all the drama Penny dealt with she brought upon herself and it wasn't really necessary. I liked the cute moments between her and Ryan, though. I'm glad I finally got to this series, but I don't think it's one I'll want to read again.
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Penny, leader of The Lonely Hearts Club (an association for single girls with a broken heart), thinks she can handle it all. Club parties and gatherings with the girls every Saturday night, school, family nights, and of course manage to spend time with her new boyfriend Ryan -- the girl can really stretch her schedule. Plus, Ryan's so compliant when it comes to organizing his time around hers. He even forgives her for being uncomfortable with PDA, in case The Lonely Hearts Club members resent he ...more
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HOLY HELL!! this book .. this series, I can't even control my feelings right now, one of the best contemporary books I've read so far this year, it really lifted my mood as I was kinda off lately but this book made smile, laugh and cry happy tears ( well, not real tears but, you know)
Monica Fumarolo
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2015-releases
*ARC provided by the publisher via Liza Wiemer's Novel Cuisine Luncheon - thank you! This in no way impacted my opinions of this book.*

Elizabeth Eulberg's debut novel, The Lonely Hearts Club, was a love letter to two things: friendship and The Beatles. Penny Lane Bloom was a girl who had given up on guys and love, and found incredible strength and family in The Lonely Hearts Club, an all-girl group dedicated to the idea that you don't need a boyfriend to be happy. The girls are back in this ador
Pixie/PageTurners Blog(Amber) C.
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: coveted-books
Once again I will have another book hangover thanks to Elizabeth Eulberg, just finished my review copy of We Can Work It Out. I should really stop, starting her books at night...

The Lonely Hearts Club is one of my ALL TIME favorite books. I have been waiting for a sequel since the minute I finished. I was beyond ecstatic when Elizabeth announced she would be writing a sequel to her debut. To say I had high hopes for We Can Work It Out, would be an understatement.

We Can Work It Out - is basically
Kelly Hager
Jan 29, 2015 rated it liked it
This is another sweet, fun read by Elizabeth Eulberg. I haven't read all of her other books, but I've thoroughly enjoyed the ones I have read.

I love the idea that this book centers around the fact that you can hurt people by mistake, by trying to do the best thing. A lot of times, you don't realize the impact that your actions can have on other people until it's too late. In Penny's case, she's trying so hard to maintain her individuality and sense of self while being in a relationship that she
Dec 24, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arcs, edelweiss
**ARC provided by author and publisher via Edelweiss in exchanged of an honest review.**

So I haven't even read the first book in this series yet but I did enjoy some of the author's works before so YAAY!
Jul 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-pc-already
Well, I think I'm a little old for this kind of teenage drama. Still, it was a cute read.

Pre-reading review
I need this book and I need it N O W.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not as good as the OG, but still great reuniting with old characters. That sidekick Tracey is a damn riot.
Andi (Andi's ABCs)
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, series
That was a lot of fun. A really good follow-up to a book I loved years ago. Penny Lane wasn't always the easiest of people, but she learned from her mistakes. And I still love her and Ryan together. If you read, be prepared to have songs from The Beatles stuck in your head for all of eternity.
Nora in Bookland
The love you take is equal to the love you make...
Nov 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2014
FIRST THOUGHTS: It's truly delightful to be able to return to the world where Penny Lane Bloom and her friends exist! I loved getting to see The Lonely Hearts Club grow and become bigger and better, loved seeing the girls in action, loved that Penny herself goes through a lot of things that are familiar in a teen's life. Though certain parts did feel a teensy bit young or cliche, it was still so much fun to read!


(Originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

It is quite a delight to return to a
Book Binge
Jan 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I found out that it was coming out. I enjoyed Penny and Ryan from The Lonely Hearts Club and while I did enjoy parts of this book, most of it drove me up the wall.

So this book takes place not too long after the end of The Lonely Hearts Club. Penny has founded the girls club The Lonely Hearts Club and all girls who have had their hearts broken are welcome to join. They have fun together, they are there for each other and while that’s all f
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book ever since I found out that it was coming out. I enjoyed Penny and Ryan from The Lonely Hearts Club and while I did enjoy parts of this book, most of it drove me up the wall.

So this book takes place not too long after the end of The Lonely Hearts Club. Penny has founded the girls club The Lonely Hearts Club and all girls who have had their hearts broken are welcome to join. They have fun together, they are there for each other and while that’s all f
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I really don't know how to write this review. I didn't love We Can Work It Out, but I don't think I can really blame the book for that. I really loved The Lonely Hearts Club when I first read it, but that was four years ago, and I think I've just grown up too much to enjoy the sequel as much. We Can Work It Out isn't any worse than The Lonely Hearts Club - they're really similar - but it just didn't work for me as well this time.

In The Lonely Hearts Club, I really liked Penny Lane and related to
Anji Cooper
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderfully cute and romantic and yet at the same time perfectly awkward and adorable. We Can Work it Out is a perfect sequel to The Lonely Hearts Club. Sure, I wanted Penny and Ryan to have a perfect happy ending but seeing the twists and turns in their relationship was so realistic it sometimes hurt. Okay, that made this book sound bad. It's not, in fact, it was a great book. Quirky and realistic. I loved almost every minute of it. Although, the awkward and sad moments I found myself enjoying ...more
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
This review was originally posted on Read.Sleep.Repeat.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher. This does not influence the contents of my review.

When I read The Lonely Hearts Club, I was enamoured with Penny and her story. I loved seeing the themes of friendship and camaraderie that the girls all shared and the love they had for each other.

If you enjoyed The Lonely Hearts Club, you’re definitely going to enjoy We Can Work it Out! Penny, Tracy and Diane are back in this entertaining a
Magic Shop
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the first book/the short stories.
Recommended to Magic Shop by:, public library.
Wow, I read the first book a while ago and I was really excited that some short novellas were released and a sequel. I really loved the first book and I was so happy to find this in the library. I wanted to get back in The Lonely Hearts Club world!!! The book may have been short book, but it was funny, emotional, and a whole lot of sweetness. I loved it and I'm sad it's over. There were twists and turns, but it all lead to a sweet and beautiful ending. I loved the characters also. The old and th ...more
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Penny Lane is back again, only this time she's got her club and her sweet as candy boyfriend by her side. Balancing out the two is s bit troublesome though; much harder to do than Penny expected.

When I first read The Lonely Hearts Club, I fell in love with the story as a whole. I wish that there was such club that existed because I believe there should be that kind of support amongst young girls and women everywhere. So obviously, I jumped at the opportunity to read the sequel. In We Can Work I
Jan 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I loved the first book in the series and ever since I heard there was a sequel I was counting down the days to get my hands on it. In the sequel all the fun characters I liked are back along with Penny Lane's kooky parents and limitless Beatles references. The problem with sequels is that once you know the characters you need something extra to make it fresh and exciting and in this book, the plot felt very basic. As the title suggests, it is about Penny Lane's difficulty in balancing the challe ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: kissing
Penny Lane Bloom comes from a family obsessed with the Beatles, which she actually finds pretty cute. She also has begun a club called “The Lonely Hearts Club,” (in the first book) which brings girls together whose hearts have been broken by boys. Except Penny now has a new boyfriend- that she is trying to juggle between her family and the club and school. The end.

Penny is stereotyped, from her name to her actions throughout the book. Always on top of her game, right down to (surprise!) being n
Amariah Dixon
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Rating: 3 1/2 stars

I admit, this was one of those moments when I prefer the first book over the sequel. Even though Penny did sometimes annoy me in the first one, I at least liked her better than in this one. She is so adamant that guys are terrible—(save her current boyfriend)—but at the same time, as her Australian guy friend pointed out (can’t remember his name at the moment), girls hurt guys too, which is something Penny, as you can tell, feels ashamed of not really considering.

Overall, it w
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Urgh. I love the first book so much. But, this one is a miss
I feel like this is like a repeat of the first book . It's the same kind of plot

( ryan and penny ) on and off relationship piss me off. I mean Penny is overall a good heroine except with ryan. I mean why she's such an idiot with him. She breaks up with him because of minor things and how she said that she want to balance her club and ryan. But i know, she prioritize her club more. I mean understand that. It's cool for her to value her f
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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, Better Off Friends, We Can Work it Out, Just Another Girl, Past Perfec

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