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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.

©2010 Elizabeth Eulberg (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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"A must-read for anyone who's ever fallen in love - or sworn it off completely. A funny, fantastic debut!" (Stephenie Meyer)

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I Adore The Beatles & This Book!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lonely Hearts Club?

Karaoke scene was epic.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Penny first spoke to the club.

Any additional comments?

I love The Beatles, so of course I devoured this book. It's fun and light and inspirational. I wish there had been more of a conclusion to the book, but I enjoyed what I listened to. Would recommend to anyone just needing some fluff in their reading.

*starts singing* Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band . . .

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  • Doha
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 02-08-12

Very Very good

What did you love best about The Lonely Hearts Club?

because it's about the importance of friendship and how a girl must never sell her soul to the devil ( ehm I mean to a guy ) LOL

Who was your favorite character and why?

my favorite character was Dania because she is strong welled and charming

Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

all of them were very very good and I liked her performance very much

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Girls are uniting

Any additional comments?

this book was one of the most enjoyable books I've read , It's certainly recommended to all the girls in the world

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A fun story with a great message!

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 in this book and the encouragement of female friendships instead of witnessing so many cat fights or frenemies. It was girls standing up for their friends, sticking together, and being okay with not being in a relationship, which is a nice change of pace! I do adore romances in books but I kind of loved that this was about not being in a relationship. The focus on being single allowed the girls to really get to know themselves and not try to be who they thought a crush wanted them to be and really helped foster beautiful friendships in the absence of the boy-crazy talk. I also liked how crushes and relationships still came about in this book because everyone swearing a vow of single-dom is also not really realistic. The plot adjusted based on what was best for each individual girl and I loved that it didn’t stick to the rules simply for the sake of sticking to them!

Some of the characters were a little over-the-top BUT we are reading about high school characters so teenagers are allowed to be a little over-the-top. I always feel like I wasn’t super melodramatic when I was a teenager… buuuut I’m pretty sure I actually was. (Bad teenage poetry and sappy love songs? Oh, yeah. I was so there.) I think it’s harder reading some of that drama because I’m an adult now and so far removed from those more volatile and new emotions that it can be a little much but I also don’t think it was unrealistic!

I really liked that what I thought would turn into a Mean Girl situation actually went directly in the opposite direction and turned into a wonderful friendship. There was a Mean Girl or two in the book but they were quickly squashed as unsupportive and the characters didn’t allow them to take over or run their emotions. This book was all about bonding and finding your true self and I thought the message was really lovely!

Overall, this was fun, quick, and delightful! Elizabeth Eulberg’s books continue to be quick and fun contemporary reads for me and I love the levity while still conveying a great message.

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Nice book

I liked the cheesy story I find it funny and amusing even when Im not a beatles fan.
Good voice too.