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L.A.Candy (Hardcover)

Lauren Conrad

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Everyday girls find their lives are everyone else's business when they're picked to star in a Sex and the City - style reality show. Too-cool-for-school Scarlett and plain Jane have just moved to Los Angeles, where Scarlett will start as a freshman at USC and Jane will work for a demanding high-profile event planner. At a club, they're discovered by reality TV producer Trent Lord. As the show begins production and publicity, Jane is cast in the role of narrator and protagonist, much to the dismay of her pampered, two-faced castmate, Madison. The Hills "reality" show star Conrad uses an omniscient point of view to get inside the thoughts of major Hollywood players and the stars they shape. Despite an up-close view of their thoughts, all the characters except Jane are regrettably flat. Scarlett is smart and sarcastic, but those are her only defining personality traits. With little conflict until near the end of the book, there is not much here to keep readers interested unless they are fascinated by the minutiae of clothes and the hottest L.A. clubs. Completely unremarkable, with an unresolved ending. (Fiction. 14 & up) (Kirkus Reviews)
In this flawed but fun novel, 19-year-old Jane Roberts, new to Los Angeles, and her best friend Scarlett are discovered by a producer who wants to cast them in a reality version of "Sex and the City". Jane (who is, in the producers eyes, fresh, innocent, vulnerable. "Perfect") and Scarlett (a gorgeous brainiac) jump at the chance to star in "L.A. Candy", alongside two other girls: spoiled, rich heiress Madison and loveable ditz Gaby. Immediately famous, they enjoy new apartments, designer clothes and easy access to L.A. hot spots. Readers get a behind-the-scenes look at the production of a reality show, including how supposedly spontaneous scenes are set up and shot and reshot, presumably inspired by debut author Conrads own experiences on "The Hills". Jane, who no longer thought about an outfit as being complete without a mike under her clothes, taped to her skin, predictably becomes the breakout star of the show and learns the high price of fame. The climactic cliffhanger ending and lack of resolution hurt the books ability to stand on its own, but this guilty pleasure should leave readers eager for more. Ages 14up. "(June)" Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.


Imprint: Harperteen
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2009
First published: June 2009
Authors: Lauren Conrad
Dimensions: 215 x 145 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 326
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-176758-6
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
LSN: 0-06-176758-1
Barcode: 9780061767586

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