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 non dating ways . . . which is too bad, because there's this certain boy she can't help but like...
My Rating: 3.5/5
Beneath the massive amounts of Beatles references, this book has a very interesting plot. The references always had an explanation with it for non Beatles fans like myself.
I knew I was going to love this book when I discovered that I was unable to put it down. The short nature of the chapters and the writing style were the reason behind this.
At first I thought that Penny's club was a little immature and was just her way of getting over a heartbreak.
Although by the end of the book the different reasons why girls joined and the ways that being a member of the club helped them grow changed my mind.
There were some parts I thought were unrealistic, like Penny and Diane not talking for 4 years and then suddenly becoming best friends again almost instantly.
I also thought that the principal's reaction to the club was unrealistic and was only written that way for a further plot twist and also as an antagonist.
Given the plot, I was surprised by the amount of male characters. Although not very many of them were portrayed in a positive light.