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She’s had one too many bad dates, and has been hurt by one too many bad boys. Eventually, during the editing process we broke up the chapters and realized that it was going to be too tricky to pull off for various reasons.
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating, so she vows: No more. I didn’t do a lot of research for , which features every song written and recorded by the Beatles (it’s over 1,100 pages! That was pretty challenging since I refused to change the lyrics (and because the Beatles are guys and Penny is a girl there were some he/she issues).
(Soon after, the picture of me in my white dress and Nate in his tux was hung proudly on my bedroom wall.)Everybody always joked that one day we’d get married for real. He’d push me on the swings and I’d help him organize his action figures. Macaroni and cheese was my favorite food, and it was his favorite food, too. To me, looking forward to summer was the same thing as looking forward to Nate. When I thought about anything, I thought about Nate. And before the concert, I was lucky enough to go on a Beatles walking tour of New York City.
He thought I looked pretty with my hair in pigtails, and I thought he was cute (even during his brief pudgy stage). As a result, so many of my memories revolved around him:— My first kiss (in my tree house when we were eight; I punched him, then cried afterwards).— The first time I held hands (when we got lost during a third-grade scavenger hunt).— My first Valentine’s Day Card (a red construction-paper heart with my name on it).— My first camping trip (Nate and I put up a tent in our backyard when we were ten and spent the entire night out there by ourselves).— The first time I purposely deceived my parents (I took the train into Chicago by myself to see Nate last year; I told my parents I was spending the night at my best friend Tracy’s).— Our first true kiss (fourteen; this time I didn’t put up a fight). The heart involved wasn’t made from construction paper — it was living, beating…real. The photo of me at Strawberry Fields is on my FAQ page.
All right, maybe I’ll reconsider it in ten years or so when I’m no longer living in Parkview, Illinois, or attending Mc Kinley High School, but for now I’m done with guys. Pepper’s band), and Penny finds herself near legendary for her non-dating ways – which is too bad, since the leader of The Lonely Hearts Club has found a certain boy she can’t help but like…. My baby book was filled with pictures of me and Nate – taking a bath together as infants, playing in our tree house in the backyard, and — my favorite – dressed up as a miniature bride and groom at my cousin’s wedding. I didn’t mind playing war with him, and he would even play with my dolls (although he’d never admit to it). He was amazing, and I had to fight back tears several times.
We went to all of the major Beatles sites, including the famed Abbey Road studio.
My brain started immediately searching for a good club name and, being a huge Beatles fan, Lonely Hearts Club jumped out at me. For awhile I was thinking that the Club should consist of four girls named Paula, Jonatha, Georgina and… In high school and college, I started buying their albums and realized how many of their songs I knew, When I was in London for my semester abroad in college, my friends and I went on a Beatles walking tour.
I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.”—Jen Calonita, author of .
Just like that other Lonely Hearts Club, it’s guaranteed to raise a smile.”– Suzanne Collins, author of “There were so many things I loved about this one. Penny is a terrific voice – smart, sassy and full of grrl power – just like author Elizabeth Eulberg.