Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
In the beginning, Penny is recounting to the reader the story of her summer and why she has decided to start her Lonely Hearts Club, with a membership of one person. As a mom, I wanted to wring her neck for her actions. But as I was discussing this part with my best friend, we got on to the topic of when we were that age which brought a sudden (and very scary) understanding (and maybe a need to lock my daughter away in a high tower when she hits the puberty years.)From a broken-hearted perspective, though, I totally got what Penny was saying. Girls are very silly when it comes to boys, no matter the age. It is a sad, almost universal truth. But she has a strong mind and isn't going to let herself get carried away again. The club soon becomes about supporting each other, not only to deal with the heartaches, but also, and maybe more importantly in achieving individual goals.
I recently reviewed Wake by Lisa McMann and have since read Fade (book 2) and am currently reading Gone (book 3). I have come to love the fact the authors, publishers, etc. are making trailers for books and discovered this one, for Wake, on simonandschuster.ca today. Enjoy!
"Suddenly, an older woman dressed in twentieth-century clothing enters the room and sits opposite Professor Pages. I don't need to be introduced.
I stand up sharply, and all I can think to do is something very corny. I curtsy! "Hello, Mrs. Roosevelt."