The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages

"It was twenty years ago today,
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play,
They've been going in and out of style
But they've guaranteed to raise a smile.
So may I introduce to you
The act you've known for all these years
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"


I could not resist myself. Everyone that knows me knows that I adore the Beatles and upon reading this book I was just in my element with my two favorite things: books and music. A perfect harmony of words that make you feel good all over.

Penny Lane, a daughter of hard core Beatle fans and thus aptly named after one of their favorite tunes. Penny has been in love with Nate, the son of long time family friends and every summer Penny could not wait for Nate to come and visit. She planned her year around it, her life. She was positive that she and Nate (her perfect dream man) would be together forever. Then one night when Penny decides to make a big move, a sobering moment shows her just how foolish her ideals of Nate were.

With only a few weeks before school starts Penny decides that she has had it with boys. She is through with having her heart broken and decides to NEVER date again while in high school. A movement that she decides to become the solo member of. Although TLHC was meant for Penny soon her BFF joined due to her lac luster list of boyfriend choices and her ex-BFF because to her recent break-up. Soon the word was out and girls that were tired of boys and their actions wanted in. Never in a million years would Penny have imagined that her new found declaration would become the anthem of many girls at her school.

While the primary focus of TLHC was to stave off boys the movement shifted to independence and self-improvement. The members decided to help and support one another and Penny became the beacon of guidance that they all looked up to. But while Penny firmly believed in the TLHC and her love for the Beatles she could not deny that she was beginning to have feelings for an awesome guy that she deemed was off limits. Will Penny be able to find a "perfect" balance? Maybe....and with a little help from her friends :)

Thank you Elizabeth Eulberg, for this genuine read of finding your own voice and standing up for what you believe in. Not to mention the amazing Beatle references that were perfectly in tune with the story. If you looking for a great book that has will make you laugh, cry and scream out "RIGHT ON, SISTER" then this is the book for you

Also big kudos for the cover image that takes after one of my favorite Beatle images.


  1. I want to read this it sounds good. Great review!

  2. I thought this was an adorable read, and I'm also a big Beatles fan. :P

  3. My review (and a great contest) coming up tomorrow...


  4. The more I hear about this book, the more I want to read it. I love that it encompasses The Beatles. :D

  5. I've heard really good things about this. Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Loved this book too! Glad to see that you enjoyed it as well. :) Great review!


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