L.A. Candy (L.A. Candy #1)
by Lauren Conrad
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.
OMG! I know most people don’t like Lauren Conrad. Remember MTV series The Hills? Yes, that’s where she came from. Along with other starlets, Heidi….. ugh, too many to mention! But take note, I never watched the series. Ever!
Actually, I bought her book thinking that I might gain insight to the world of reality tv, since that is what her book is all about. So, ok.. The story line and plot had potential – true… The behind-the-scenes were as realistic as I imagined it to be, the staged fights and cameras rolling and recording their every move. But…( of course, there’s a but!), the language written on the book annoyed me. I hated abbreviated text messages .. SO when I saw this letters like ‘OMG’, ‘WTF’, and etc., I was disappointed because it made the book look childish. Eh! Then, Jane Roberts, admittedly a Plain Jane, became this charming character you can’t help but like in the end..
Anyway, please don’t condemn me with my confession. Yes, I did buy Lauren Conrad’s books LA Candy and it’s other book, Sweet Little Lies. Pathetic, isn’t it? (Truth to be told, these were on sale that’s why I thought, why not? )There you go..
Oh, by the way, I still think this book was kind of a memoir of Miss Conrad’s Hollywood beginnings. Believe it or not, the characters here reminded me a lot of her and her squad. Spoiled brats, superstar wannabes, starlets. There were Jane, Scarlett, Madison and Gaby. Then there were boys, boys, and boys. Plus overdramatic sequences, camera rolling, pedicures (oh, I love the pedicures!) and of course, the glitz and glamour of Hollywood!