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The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
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Jan 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2010, young-adult, loved
Read on March 04, 2010

This was a really sweet book. Penny Lane comes from a Beatles-obsessed family and usually finds solace after hard days by listening to the Beatles or writing out their lyrics in a notebook. When a boy breaks her heart, Penny decides to start the Lonely Hearts Club (named after the Beatles, of course), swearing off dating and guys in general. The club catches on, and pretty soon there's a whole group of girls involved. But then things get complicated when Penny is attracted to a guy but, as the club's founder, thinks she shouldn't date him.

The love story is pretty predictable, but it's cute nonetheless. I loved the characters in this book, from Penny's obsessing about problems to the conversations she had with her crush to the various obnoxious characters that drove her crazy. What I loved even more, however, was that the main story was about the way Penny's club inspired a group of girls to strengthen the friendships between them and do what made them happy. The friendships felt real, and they all interacted with each other in ways that were believable and fun to read about. And, of course, having everything tie back to Beatles music was also totally awesome.

This is a book everyone could enjoy, even without knowing much about Beatles music, but probably Beatles fans would enjoy it most of all. I loved the novel and would highly recommend it to others. Very cute, happy, and sweet.
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message 1: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan thank you for this review! i didn't know about this book before and-being a GIANT beatles fan- i think i'll read it.

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