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... read more
After a devastating betrayal by the boy she thought she was destined to be with forever, Penny Lane Bloom (who fortunately inherited her parents’ love of the Beatles to go with her name) swears off guys and quietly starts the Lonely Hearts Club. To her surprise, many of her girlfriends are... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
After a devastating betrayal by the boy she thought she was destined to be with forever, Penny Lane Bloom (who fortunately inherited her parents’ love of the Beatles to go with her name) swears off guys and quietly starts the Lonely Hearts Club. To her surprise, many of her girlfriends are also sick of high-school guys and want to join—even Diane, Penny’s former best friend and one-half of the school’s power couple until a recent, amicable breakup. The club grows and becomes an influential social force as members meet every Saturday night, go to dances together, and support one another in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. But conflict arises when the school administration fears the group is getting too powerful and “making the boys feel bad,” and Penny finds herself torn between her no-boy pledge and the courteous advances of one of the nicest guys she knows—who happens to be Diane’s ex-boyfriend.
“I could've started a club called the yellow submariners that went out in the ocean to club baby seals and they still would've been happy”
“We’ve got to go to the kitchen.” She turned to Nate. “You know, the room with all the sharp knives.”Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
He was a guy. A guy guy. As far as I was concerned, he probably had the dead bodies of small children and puppies hidden in his locker.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
I knew Todd wasn’t a huge fan of reading, but he did like to stare at my shirts.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
“I’d like the green salad,” Ryan began. My head started pounding. No, no, no, for the love of all that is pure, you can’t be ordering a salad, you’re a sixteen-year-old boy! “…with ranch dressing to start, then a double cheeseburger, fries, and a chocolate shake.” That’s my boy.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
I could’ve started a club called the Yellow Submariners that went out in the ocean and clubbed baby seals and they still would’ve been proud.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
There was only one thing I could do to ease the pain. I turned to the only four guys who’d never let me down. The only four guys who’d never broken my heart, who’d never disappointed me. John, Paul, George, and Ringo.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
I shared my theory that my mother was going to leave her job to stalk Paul McCartney full-time.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
“And, Nate? You kiss like a slobbering dog, you have bad breath, and you wouldn’t know how to push the right buttons on a girl if we came with manuals. Happy Thanksgiving, Jackass.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
He gasped dramatically. “My entire life’s goal has been to get into that committee. Don’t you dare belittle it.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
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