Monday, December 28, 2009

6 of 7 Blogpadozzle: LA Candy


Author--> Lauren Conrad

Review--> 3/5

Release Date--> June 1st 2009

Product Description from Amazon.ca

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.

Review;

As a general rule I try to stay away from this “chicklit” genre. I’m not the biggest fan to say the least, however I was pleasantly surprised with this book (my standards were pretty low mind you). This is an embarrassing confession, I USE to watch the Hills, so I am ‘in the know’ with realty star Lauren Conrad, which was the motivating factor for me going out of my comfort zone to read this book.

I was surprised with Laurens writing capabilities. I thought some scenes were over detailed, if possible. I can’t remember the direct quote but there is one particular scene with the fish zooming around the fishbowl, anyone know what one I’m talking about?

However, I liked how this book hinted at all of the indiscretions behind the reality T.V show The Hills. I knew that Lauren hinted that the show wasn’t as “realistic” as it portrayed itself to be; the plot and characters of this book show similar connections.

The storyline and plot weren’t bad. Predictable, but not horrible. The premise is a little too materialistic and vapid for my personal taste. The main character seems, to me anyways, to be very similar to the author (from what I have seen on TV that is). Despite it not being my usual scene, I think I will pick up the sequel “Sweet little lies” when it comes out.

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