Title: L.A. Candy (#1)
Author: Lauren Conrad
Date Published: June 16th, 2009
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.
I didn't have very high expectations for this book. I don't have much faith in authors who aren't really authors, but decide to write a book. It sounded like a terrible chick-lit book, and that is not my thing. I honestly can't tell you what made me pick up this book, but i did.
I must say that i was shocked by how much i liked this book! It was not at all how i expected it to be. Don't get me wrong, it was kind of chick-lit, but not as much as i thought it would be. It actually had a good plot, and I just wanted to keep reading to see what happens next. Now let's talk about the characters. There were some character that i liked, some that i hated, and some that were just OK. I really liked Scarlet, one of the main characters. She was not afraid to do what she wanted, and say what she thought, which i loved. i also loved Diego. He did not have a big part in the story, but i still loved him. The other main character was Jane. She was just OK to me. She was not the smartest thing, and she made some stupid decisions. Most of the other characters i didn't really like. They were always doing things behind other peoples backs, and were just plain old mean. I guess that's what people in Hollywood are like. Other than some of the characters, i really liked the plot, setting, and overall the whole book. I am going to finish the trilogy soon. I rated this book 4/5 stars.
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