The Lonely Hearts club
Lonely Hearts Club,#1
Publication Date:January 1,2010.
Genre:Ya Contemporary Romance
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. . . .
I been wanting to read The Lonely Hearts Club for a while and now that I have, I wished that I picked it up sooner. It was such cute story, an easy read but I still couldn’t force myself to put the book down. The beginning started out a bit slow for me and seemed a bit rushed, but afterwards it picked up fast and then I didn’t want to put it down. I loved the story, the characters. The Lonely Hearts Club is an unique idea and that’s what I loved about this book, it was original, I never read a book like it before. At first I felt sorry for Penny, after all she mostly formed club because of what happened between her and Nate, and I was actually surprised how popular the club ended up getting. I didn’t think anyone would want join club where main purpose was not to date. Despite the hate that they started getting once it formed, I loved the bond the girls created and I believe that is one of reasons that they made it that far.
Have you ever come across character that you can’t help but love? That character for me was Penny. Despite what she went through with Nate, who I disliked right from start, she made it through her heartbreak. She even found someone else. I was glad that she was able to find such a great group of friends, forming that club was the best thing that happened to her. I don’t think she would been able to get as far as she did, get over him and move on if it wasn’t for them. I loved the bond, way that girls stood by one another, no matter what. That’s a friendship that is going last for long time, reminds me of my best friend and me. I love that they don’t put the boys in front of their friendship, that’s how it should always be. That’s a true friendship.
Now Ryan, how can you not like him? He’s everything that pretty much every girl dreams about. Sweet. Caring, respectful. I loved how he was with Penny and I know it was hard for him, not to kiss her especially when she keeps hurting him. I wished that she would see that Ryan isn’t Nate, which he cared about her more than Nate ever did. I could tell that there was connection between two of them, more than friendship. Especially when two of them went to that concert, the way that Penny acted gave me feeling that she had feelings for him, the feelings that she refused to admit. All through the book I was waiting to see if she actually act upon those feelings. I don’t think that she would have, if he friends didn’t push her to go for it. I was smiling towards the end of the book. She deserved it, a happy ending. Ryan is who she belonged with.
I loved that a lot part of the book referred to Beatles who I happen to love. I loved how Penny was named after the song and I thought she had the best, most supportive parents. I can’t wait to see what happens with Penny, Ryan and rest of her friends in the next book. The Lonely Hearts Club is a book that is worth checking out.