Saturday, March 28, 2015
REVIEW for We Can Work it Out
Thank you, thank you to Scholastic Canada for sending me a copy of this book.
TITLE: We Can Work it Out
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Eulberg
First, I have to say how much I love this cover - anyone reading the book will understand why this cover was used and all I can say is that the obsession continues in this one - making for some cute and funny moments.
Penny is an engaging character - she now has to face a new reality - is it possible to date a nice guy? and if so, what happens to the Lonely Hearts Club. This is at the centre of this book, as Penny discovers that she now needs to move forward and start growing, instead of just retreating into the Club she created in order to get away from her emotions and her fears.
The author does an excellent job of showing us how conflicted Penny feels throughout the storyline, as she meshes normal teen angst about dating and growing up with the very real pain that Penny has had to deal with in the past.
I do agree with other reviewers who commented that at times, it feels as though the author seems to shift her writing style more towards younger teens, which does take away form the book. A level of maturity that remained constant would have elevated this story.
Nonetheless, not a bad read.