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…
The Lonely Hearts Club is one of the cutest books I’ve read on the past few months. With an uncompromising narrative that flies without you feeling it, the book is one of those you read to relax, have fun and have a good time reading. Penny Lane is a girl we all have been already, I swear. Who has never had a disappointment, who has never had a crush that ended up with a broken heart and decided that didn’t really need men to survive? Oh, I have, a lot of times.
Penny’s intentions and the situations that come with the foundation of The Lonely Hearts Club create a lot of interesting dialogues that, although are light and not too outstanding, are very clever. The mix of music and literature was a plus, in my opinion, for this book. It mixes the classic with the contemporary, in a matter of speak, in a beautiful way. I think Penny is a perfect combination of both.
The characters were well built and the book is cliché. But, well, sometimes it’s nice to read what you’re expecting, instead of a bunch of cliffhangers that make no sense. The Lonely Hearts Club got me with the simplicity the story’s told. Some people may say it’s too unpretentious, and maybe it is, but everybody needs a book just to relax and have a good time sometimes.