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The Lonely Hearts Club (The Lonely Hearts Club #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  22,193 Ratings  ·  2,034 Reviews
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
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Point
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
"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
Clau R.
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
3.5 stars.

It was really cute and I enjoyed it, but I found it very predictable. I think my 15-year-old-self would have loved it, but almost ten years have passed since I was that age, so... hahaha.

Anyway, I'll definitely read the second part "We can work it out", expecting a light and bubbly read, as this one was :).
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviewed
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.

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 La
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
Empecé a leer este libro porque Elizabeth Eulberg, la autora, venía a la Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá y me parecía alta traición conocerla sin haber leído nada de ella. Cuando leí la sinopsis e investigué un poco, pensé que podría gustarme porque, oye, era un tema súper girly y amo ese tipo de libros; sin embargo, cuando los Beatles se atravesaron en el camino me asusté. Confesión: no los soporto. Ya, lo he dicho.

El Club de los Corazones Solitarios es un libro que nos cuenta la histo
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: A nadie, hay mejores libros sobre amor y aceptación
Reading challenge 2015: #15 Primer libro de autor popular.

Predecible. Cliché. Hipócrita. Un libro muy meh.

Acá tenemos a Penny, nuestra querida protagonista, que ha tenido un fracaso tras otro con chicos; se ha cansado de idealizarlos, verlos como objetos de culto bellos y perfectos, para enterarse al final que los chicos, de hecho, son personas, con defectos y virtudes. ¡Pero que sorpresa, che! Pero como Penny es una persona muy madura, funda este Club de los corazones solitarios porque sí, to
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
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Gabriela Chinchayán valdivieso
a mi yo de 15 años este libro le hubiera fascinado, sobre todo por la cantidad de clichés que hay y la forma en que se desarrolla el romance, sin embargo mi yo de 25 años, (si 25) he podido ver ciertas conductas, que mujeres seguimos después de tener un corazón roto y generalizarlo todo, sin embargo también he podido ver un gran impulso feminista, al darse su lugar, y hacer todo por ellas mismas, creo que es un libro que aparte de ser una linda historia nos invita a reflexionar sobre lo que se e ...more
Banny Carstairs
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spanish
Challenged by Sara to add a review on what you remember about a book you read ages ago.

I started to listen to The Beatles because of this book.
Kate Chien
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
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, contemporaneos

Awww la verdad es que me ha gustado mucho el libro, no es tan largo y es fácil de leer. Ya había leído otro libro de esta autora y también en él me encantó su manera de escribir, ligera y sencilla.

No me demoré nada en leerlo pero hay algo que no me gustó del tofo:e l odio de la protagonista hacia los chicos y el decidir que no iba a salir con ninguno solo por el simple hecho de que uno le hizo daño. Osea, entiendo el dolor y lo que se puede sentir cuando te lastiman pero eso me pareció un
Andrea Poulain
Feb 06, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Le doy esa estrella sólo para no dejarlo con CERO, pero si fuera por mí lo dejaría con un cero redondito. la protagonista es dramática a más no poder, generaliza un montón y cree que los chicos con el anticristo básicamente porque no ve el inmenso mundo que hay entre: "Desvalorizarse por ellos" y "No salir nunca con chicos"

Agregando lo que puse en mi blog:

No es que me muriera por el libro, pero tenía un punto: el hecho de las referencias a los Beatles. As
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
Sam Los Libros Son Mi Mundo
¿Por qué no lo leí antes?
Me encantó ♥

Reseña en el blog:
Esmeralda Verdú
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha sido ahora mismo, mientras estaba buscando información sobre este libro para hacer su reseña, cuando he descubierto que tendría una segunda parte. La veo totalmente innecesaria, pero oye, mientras sea la mitad de divertida, amena y fresca que esta primera, yo estaré encantada de leerla -aunque hay que esperar a que la saquen en inglés y luego cruzar los dedos para que la editorial decida que es buen idea sacarla en español...-. Esta novela es una de esas que me transmiten, incluso antes de em ...more
Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
Feb 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: a-z-challenge
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
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
Adriana Romero
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I really like it but i like more
Better of friends maybe the reason is that
It remind me when harry meets sally but was really fun i cant wait to read the Next one
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 6/14/17 and full review as originally posted HERE on The Book Addict's Guide 8/21/17: This book was very cute! I’ve really enjoyed all of Elizabeth Eulberg’s books, some more than others, so I knew I would enjoy THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB pretty much no matter what! It turned out not to be my favorite of Elizabeth Eulberg’s, since I think she’s had some deeper stories and cuter romances, but she just has such a fun voice that makes her books so easy to read!

I loved the Girl Power
Jan 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, novel
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
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, fucking-love-it
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;
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro me encanto! Transmite el valor de la amistad, de ser fiel a uno mismo y no cambiar por nadie.
Al principio el odio de Penny por los chicos era exagerado y molesto, solo porque un chico le rompió el corazón ya todos era demonios. Diane fue el personaje que mas evoluciono en el libro, comenzó a ser ella misma y no dejarse llevar por las opiniones de los demás. Tracy y los papás de Penny los personajes mas graciosos. Creo que no era necesaria la historia de amor entre Penny y Ryan.

"Yo si
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute but unrealistic. Rtc.
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
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya, 2010, contemp
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
Aug 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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
Sep 01, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
La historia es simple y ridícula. Leía y leía y esperaba que algo sucediese. Algo interesante, un giro de eventos dramático ¡Cualquier cosa! Pero no sucede nada realmente interesante. Incluso el club que era algo que tenía pinta de ser bueno se arruinó. Al final del libro ese club es algo ridículo
La narración demasiado sencilla. Hay historias que no son tan potentes ni extensas pero la narración las salva porque es bonita y fluida o compleja y hermosa. Aquí no pasa eso, la narración hace que od
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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,, and Th
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“And anything that might hurt me would just make me stronger in the end.” 236 likes
“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.” 186 likes
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