Pub. Date: January 2010
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: Hardcover, 304pp
Age Range: 12 and up
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. . . . --Barnes & Nobles
This book is great for teens. It's a witty and funny steady paced novel. A definite chick-lit book that encourages teen girls to be empowered, independent, and not lose your self identity when you fall for a boy. It's also about friendship and support. When you have people who truly support you in your goals and dream you can accomplish almost anything. This was a fun and very inspirational read!!
What I liked about it: It was funny and inspirational.
What I didn't like about it: At times the book was a little cliche.
Diane- "I'm tired of doing things for other people or because it's expected of me. I'm not going to do it any longer."
Penny- "Good for you."