So today I am going to review a book called L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad. It is the first of three in a trilogy. These is Lauren's first book.
Everyone knows the name Lauren Conrad. The girl who got her own reality TV show that lasted for six seasons? Still clueless? Well I am sure you have at least heard of MTV's "The Hills". Ring a bell? One of the last shows that I could actually watch on that channel. Lauren writes a book about the girl next door getting chosen to be on a new reality TV show. Where have heard this story before? Oh yeah! Her real life! I do have to say though this book was everything that happened in the show "The Hills". Lauren says the books are loosely based on her show but mostly fiction. And the characters aren't the same as our beloved ones on the show.
So the book begins with two girls (best friends) Jane and Scarlet moving to LA. One moving there for school (Scarlet) and one to intern at an event planner (Jane). They meet a man at a club one night who says he is from a network who is making a new reality TV show. He says that he wants them to be the stars. After a month of their every moves being filmed, the girls lives start to change. In some ways for good, in some for bad. There are two other girls added into the mix. Jane and Scarlet are pretty much forced to be friends with them(Madison and Gabby). The book is pretty much about the girls lives changing, and what complications/perks come with being on a reality TV show. The book has clubs, boys, drinks, and even a scandal (OOHHHHHHH! AHHHHHHH!). It ends on a small cliffhanger. But lucky for you, all three books are released!! Yayyyyy!
So I think that there is a lot of really fine details that could be left out in this book. But on the other hand, I really liked the fine details...It's kinda a negative I can deal with. I also have always loved books with titles to the chapters. This book has that and I love it! Another interesting thing about this book is that it is written in many points of view. It's not just a first person read, but you don't get to hear every one's thoughts either. Every chapter is in a different point of view. LA Candy was FOR SURE a chick-lit read. If you are a person who doesn't like chick-lit, you wont like this book.
Overall, I give this book a 7.9 out of 10. It was really good, but not the best ever.
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*Lauren Conrad still has all rights to making these into a movie. Which I don't really see happening...but hey, stranger things have happened!