We Can Work It Out

We Can Work It Out

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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A return to the characters of The Lonely Hearts Club , from romantic comedy star Elizabeth Eulberg.

Penny Lane Bloom thinks she has everything figured out. She's begun dating Ryan Bauer, and the Lonely Hearts Club is as strong as ever (only three members have boyfriends, so Saturday night meetings are still strictly girls-only).

But Penny soon realizes that balancing dating and the Club is a lot harder than she thought. And between friends, boyfriends, family, and senior year, she's going to have to find a way to make it all work out.

Publisher: New York : Point, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780545654616
0545654610
Branch Call Number: TEEN EUL
Characteristics: 312 pages

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Blue_Crow_2
Dec 02, 2015

Not nearly as good as the first, but sequels rarely ever are. We Can Work It Out was filled with lots and lots of drama, and not the good kind that one wants in a book, but the annoying kind that one finds in a high school (well, I guess it does take place in a high school, but still.) Penny was also extremely frustrating and amazingly stupid and incapable, which was the reason for pretty much all of the issues in the novel. Ever heard of time management, Penny?? Ok I guess I'm being a little mean. It was a little disappointing, but I wasn't expecting it to be as good as The Lonely Hearts Club. We Can Work It Out is still much better than the majority of chicklit/fluff that's out there. It focuses on community and independence, and the overall themes are things that I back up 100%. That's why I loved the first book so much. I loved that there was finally a book unapologetically devoted to women finding their own identity, which sounds so cheesy and preachy, but it truly is what young girls need. So I did like this book, but really it didn't introduce anything new that the first hadn't touched upon.

I love The Lonely Hearts Club; it's one of my all-time favorites. Do read it. And if you love it as much as I do, then feel free to see what happens to the characters afterward in We Can Work It Out. If you aren't as passionate about The Lonely Hearts Club as I am (though I can't see how you wouldn't love it!) then don't waste your time on the second. We Can Work It Out is really just for those who are curious about the characters they have already decided they love.

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Fongpen
Jun 18, 2015

I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the first book, but I think it is because in "The Lonely Hearts Club" I really got to fall in love with the characters for the first time. But I really did like seeing the female friendships grow and the character development :) It was still a good read!

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Fongpen
Jun 18, 2015

Penny Lane goes through another year of high school all the while balancing a guy super important to her and a club full of amazing girls just as dear to her heart. She grows, changes, and learns what her really strengths AND priorities are in this novel.

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Fongpen
Jun 18, 2015

"The love you take is equal to the love you make".

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