Published: December 29th, 2009
Overall Rating: 4/5
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 book was recommended by Stephenie Meyer. Many people are upset about it not living up to their expectations of what they thought Meyer would be recommending. Lucky for me, I didn't know she had even recommended it until after I had read it. So none of those high expectations got in the way of me enjoying it.
I thought it was a cute book. Nothing about it blew me away, but I enjoyed it. Eulberg kept me entertained, and I liked Ryan a lot. Overall, it was just--fun.
I personally didn't care much for the dialogue. I don't believe that's really how teens are talking these days, but very few authors really get that right. Then again, maybe that just varies in different parts of the world/country.
Putting the not-so-believable dialogue aside, I think she hit home with what's going on in the lives of teens. Most teenagers are slaves to their hormones. This shows in every single one of their actions.
Anywho, I enjoyed the book. Not blown away, but not disappointed. Like I said, it was a fun read!