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L.A. Candy | [Lauren Conrad]

L.A. Candy

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!
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Publisher's Summary

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.

L.A. Candy is a deliciously entertaining novel about what it's like to come of age in Hollywood while starring in a reality TV show, written by a girl who has experienced it all firsthand: Lauren Conrad.

©2009 Lauren Conrad; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    TIFFINAY Stover, MO, United States 10-26-12
    TIFFINAY Stover, MO, United States 10-26-12
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I liked that it was kind of based on LC's role in the Hills on MTV...It was what kept me interested.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great read for any reality tv junkie. I enjoyed it on a 19 hour drive...kept things interesting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Monica Newark, NJ, United States 05-02-12
    Monica Newark, NJ, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2011

    Young woman on a path full of twists and turns.

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    "Almost as entertaining as the MTV garbage"
    What disappointed you about L.A. Candy?

    L.A. Candy was an exact replica of Lauren Conrad's journey into MTV reality fame. All she did was turn "The Hills" into "L.A. Candy"- how creative... Being casted for a reality show full of blonde rich girls fighting over nonsensical things, does not qualify you for writing. This was not even entertaining.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Lauren Conrad?

    No


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from L.A. Candy?

    I would make LC re-write this book from beginning to end. I think it would have been more successful if we got Lauren Conrad's first-hand account of how "The Hills" changed her life; instead of her pretending to be a young-fiction author re-writing the terrible scripts of her 'real life' in "The Hills".


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    amy platte city, MO, United States 08-08-10
    amy platte city, MO, United States 08-08-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I'm too old to like this...."

    but I did anyway. Even read the follow up book. I'm actually looking forward to a third; just don't take it too seriously.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Loveland, CO, United States 08-10-09
    Melissa Loveland, CO, United States 08-10-09 Member Since 2008
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    it was really good I liked it alot and cant wait till the other books come out!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Parkville, MD, USA 07-26-09
    Nicole Parkville, MD, USA 07-26-09
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    "Good..until the end.."

    I should probably give myself some time before reviewing, but I wont.

    I'm a huge fan of The Hills, and this book is very similar, I found myself wondering who was who and if things really happened.

    For this being Lauren's first book, it was very good, and her narrating was perfect.

    My issue.. the ending. It ended so abruptly. Unless shes planning to make this a series (which should be listed) I'm left dumbfounded.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    yogagirl06 El Paso, TX 05-28-14
    yogagirl06 El Paso, TX 05-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Best for Teen Audience"

    The story line would entertain a teenager, up to 21 years even. I remember watching the Hill's when I was first in college and it appealed to me. I bought the book because I had numbers 2 and 3 in my library and wanted to read the series again. Now I realize too much time has passed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gabriela Bayamon, PR, USA 07-12-09
    Gabriela Bayamon, PR, USA 07-12-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Apparently the first of a series."

    I was dissapointed on the ending, as it was a bit of a cliffhanger and I hadnt realized it was not a standalone. The book is amusing enough, though. LC is kind of boring in her narration, but it was inoffensive.

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    Debbie WALNUTPORT, PA, United States 02-24-12
    Debbie WALNUTPORT, PA, United States 02-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "BOREING"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    ALL I CAN SAY IS I DID NOT EVEN FINISH LISTENING TO THIS BOOK THE STORY WAS SO DRAWN OUT AND THE STORYLINE WAS AWEFUL.....I WAS MAKING MYSELF LISTEN TO IT CAUSE I PAID FOR IT BUT IT GOT THAT I WAS NOT WORTH IT DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 06-29-09
    Kitti oakland park, FL, USA 06-29-09
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    "If you like the hills..."

    Then you would probably like this book. It was okay. The story was cute, but if you've watched the hills, then you will know whats coming next, Also, Lauren Conrad should have taken the time to listen to a narrator or two prior to taking her go at it. She's kind of boring. All and all, i wouldnt pick it up again.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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