L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad
Reviewed by Kristyn, age 20, Massachusetts
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Picture yourself moving to L.A., striving to find success. Suddenly you're approached to be a star on a hit reality television series making thousands of dollars an episode. Lauren Conrad writes a fictional story about this, how she lived it and how it changed her life, titled L.A. Candy.
The novel is a fictionalized account of her "sweet life" in L.A. Lauren Conrad, who is well known for her success with reality television, begins by introducing the character Jane Roberts, as well as Scarlette, her best friend. These two 19 year old California girls are pursuing dreams in the city. Jane has an internship with one of the best event planners in the city and Scarlette attends USC. As the girls go out to pursue boys, clothes, and Hollywood, they get approached to star in a television series to just be themselves. On this show, "L.A Candy", the girls discover they are not the only two stars of the show. Gaby and Madison are straight from L.A. and have very different attitudes compared to the two girls from Santa Barbara.
Fame brings the girls far more than they ever imagined - lavish lifestyles, free accessories, V.I.P. access, and the hottest boys. However, not everyone can be trusted in L.A., according to Jane. Most people in Hollywood are trying to pursue fame, so you must think carefully about who takes you on a date and who tries to be your friend.
This book is an enjoyable and entertaining novel, and is definitely a page turner. If you're a fan of The Hills, it's not hard to figure out who's who in L.A. Candy. It keeps you thinking and interested throughout. Lauren Conrad puts delicate detail into her novel about what it's like being a reality television star.
"Jane noticed a release form in Dana's hand. Did that mean Paolo had been released? Did that mean it had been a setup? Jane smiled to herself as she realized she didn't care. She was already thinking about what to wear on what might turn out to be her very first on-camera date .... The reality version of Sex and the City."
L.A. Candy deserves 3 stars (of a possible 5).