AUTHOR: LAUREN CONRAD • SERIES: LA CANDY • CATEGORY: NEW ADULT • PAGES: 326
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.
L.A Candy- Synopsis
I had been wanting to read this book for a while but was so unsure because to me Lauren Conrad was just a plastic girl from The Hills (not that I didn’t like the show mind you!) so I was apprehensive of her writing ability. I am please I finally bit the bullet and gave it a go.
Conrad’s writing is surprisingly good. I suppose they say write what you know and she does exactly that.
Being a fan of The Hills, this book seemed like an insight into the world of “reality TV”. The way the girls are simply pushed together to be friends, the fact that they are underage yet drink everywhere, how staged the conversations are.
I found the character’s instantly likeable, well Scarlett and Jane. As the story progressed I found Jane quite frustrating because she couldn’t (or didn’t want to) see behind the fakeness that the cameras produced- in her work, love life and friendships. I felt that Scarlett had her eyes open and saw the plastic relationships for what they were probably due to her higher self esteem. Jane on the other hand just wanted to be wanted.
I know that Conrad has continued this series but I won’t be rushing out to buy the next book anytime soon. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy this book, I just feel that the storyline isn’t concrete enough to be the basis of a book series.
Overall Rating:￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ 3/5 teacups
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Happy reading x