[December 29, 2009]
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. . . .
This was a really cute, really fast read.
Penny and her friends were a little naive, but I loved the idea of this club. Penny wasn't a pushover, but she also wasn't going to refuse to change. She and the club had a good balance. They were open to change, but not to people who would be totally negative all the time.
At times, the girls were a bit annoying, but for the most part, I liked the message that went with this book. It was all about girl power and not getting pushed around and I think that's something teenage girls, any girls really, need to be reminded of from time to time.
I also loved the Beatles theme. It was a fun little addition. I wasn't named after any Beatles songs, but my mom loves them and has all the CDs and some posters.
This is just a fun, quick, light read that you should pick up when you need some girl power. Adorable!