The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg

Book Title: The Lonely Hearts Club
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Release Date: December 29, 2009
Format: eBook
Dates Read: December 10 to 17, 2011
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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 for her nondating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like. . . .

When I originally came across The Lonely Hearts Club, I was dealing with a break up and I wanted to read this book even more because of that. I didn’t pick it up until recently though and I’m so glad I did, but wish I had way sooner.

The Lonely Hearts Club is actually really inspiring whether you’re in high school or an adult just waiting for find the right person. Penny Lane is dealing with a break up and eventually realizes she is only in high school, and relationships are the last thing she should focus on. She decides not to date while she is in high school and starts her ow one person club. Eventually, people catch wind of it and many girls begin joining it (some for the wrong reasons). A lot of people begin looking down on her for it, especially all the guys.

I understand why some guys might be frustrated, but she didn’t force or brainwash the other girls into making the same choice that she did. The worst is when the principal looks down at her for it like she started a gang or something. You’d think he would’ve been happy that the girls were focusing more on their school work and other activities instead of boys. Penny Lane is such an awesome character for stand up for what she believes in. I loved that she eventually saw that you can balance out your life and a relationship and if you’re patient, the right person will come along.

I thought it was so cute how The Lonely Hearts Club uses a ton of The Beatles references throughout the book. Every girl should read The Lonely Hearts Club whether they are in a good relationship already, or they are single and patiently waiting. It’s so empowering showing you that you don’t need someone to make you happy.