Sunday, November 15, 2009

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

Title: L.A. Candy
Book #:
L. A Candy Series #1
Author: Lauren Conrad
Pages: 326

Publisher: Harper Teen
Tags: Reality TV, Friendship, Romance, Los Angeles, Conduct of Life, Self Perception
Age Group: Young Adult

Overall Rating:

"Los Angeles is all about the sweet life"


Hot clubs, cute guys, designer . . . everything. Nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts can't wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A. for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works, and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.

When Jane and Scarlett are approached by a producer who wants them to be on his new series, a "reality version of Sex and the City," they can hardly believe their luck. Their own show? Yes, please!

Soon Jane is TV's hottest star. Fame brings more than she ever imagined possible for a girl from Santa Barbara—free designer clothes, the choicest tables at the most exclusive clubs, invites to Hollywood premieres—and she's lapping up the VIP treatment with her eclectic entourage of new pals. But those same friends who are always up for a wild night are also out for a piece of Jane's spotlight.

In a city filled with people chasing after their dreams, it's not long before Jane wakes up to the reality that everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be.

Main characters Jane and Scarlett, two best friends, get discovered by a producer who wants to cast them in a “reality version of Sex and the City.”After the nerve-wrecking interview to get on the show, the sweet life began for them: beautiful apartment, $2,000 per episode, fancy clubs, designer clothes, fame, magazines, and some romance. Add some drama, romance, lots of partying, vodka, and you get a fairly great book....

"This book was deliciously entertaining, interesting, and fun." Lauren gives us a behind-the-scenes look into young Hollywood. When I first bought this book, I was a little worried that it wouldn't be that well-written. I was actually very surprised in Lauren Conrad, and I think that she is actually quite a talented writer. However, there wasn't much of a story being told, it was like she was just telling her life-story and lifestyle. The plot didn't go anywhere after their fame started. But, it was interesting. I enjoyed every single page. It was definitely a cliff-hanger. But there will be a sequel that I'm eagerly waiting for it to come out.

I would definitely recommend it. I think that the people who talk bad about this book are just judging Lauren, and overlooking the book in itself. Overall, this books has a lot of potential, you just have to give this light read a chance. Just look at the cover it was the first thing that grabbed my attention, and made me buy it.


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