We Can Work It Out

by Elizabeth Eulberg

February 2015

Ages 11 – 12 . Grades 6 – 7

Lexile measure: 670L

When Penny Lane started The Lonely Hearts Club, the goal was simple: to show that girls didn't need to define themselves by how guys looked at them, and didn't have to value boyfriends over everything else. Penny thought she'd be an outcast for life . . . but then the club became far more popular than she ever imagined it would be.

But what happens when the girl who never thought she'd date a good guy suddenly finds herself dating a great one? She doesn't need a boyfriend . . . but she wants it to work out with this particular boyfriend. And he wants it to work out with her.

Only, things keep getting in the way. Feelings keep getting hurt. Words keep getting misunderstood.

Penny Lane worked hard to declare her independence. Now she needs to figure out what to do with it -- and how to balance what she wants with what everyone else wants.
Elizabeth Eulberg

Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Wisconsin before heading off to college in Syracuse and making a career in the New York City book biz. She is the author of The Lonely Hearts Club, Prom and Prejudice, Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Better Off Friends, and We Can Work It Out. You can find her on the Web at


  • Praise for We Can Work It Out :
    "The upbeat premise of girls taking charge of their own happiness rather than succumbing to the angst of mean girl drama or the pressures of teen dating is a welcome addition to young adult fiction." -- School Library Journal
    "A delight for fans of the first book, but this sweet sequel stands alone. … There are genuinely funny scenes, including Penny's Beatles-themed birthday party, and more serious scenes… This is a fun exploration of high school love and friendship." -- Voya
    "[Eulberg's] humor and supportive message are always fresh." -- Booklist
    Praise for Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality :
    "Excellent comedy and drama." -- Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for Take a Bow :
    "Genuinely sweet and emotionally satisfying." -- Kirkus Reviews

    Praise for Prom & Prejudice:
    "Eulberg delivers a fun, frothy romp that delights." -- Krikus Reviews
    "A clever, modern romance." -- Publishers Weekly

    Praise for The Lonely Hearts Club :
    "A must-read for anyone who's ever fallen in love -- or sworn it off completely. A funny, fantastic debut!" -- Stephenie Meyer, author of The Twilight Saga



Jacketed Hardcover / Adhesive

ISBN: 9780545654616

320pp. | 5-½ x 8-¼