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L.A. Candy

By: Lauren Conrad
Narrated by: Lauren Conrad
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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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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".

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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.

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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.

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great

it was really good I liked it alot and cant wait till the other books come out!

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I feel like I got a chance to be one of the "cool kids"

Growing up, through middle school, high school, and college, I've always been low-drama, no nonsense, "goody two-shoes" type of girl. But I always wondered what it was like to be one of the "cool kids." Well, reading this book gave me a good glimpse of it I think. The perspective, sleeping around, bad language, shallow values, and back stabbing that I'm glad aren't part of my personal real life. I guess I'm glad I listened to this book, Lauren Conrad did a great job reading it. I did enjoy it, but it's not something I'd want my daughter listening to. Even though it's a cliffhanger I'm not going to listen to the sequels.

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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.

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LC is the best

I have been a LC fan since Laguna beach, then the hills came and like most young girls my age, we lived, love and grow though the show. WIth the reunion after 10 years, I have the LA Candy series on paperback but audio fits my lifestyle now to listen to the book and go though the trill from LC point of view. I finished this book in a week and loved it like I did the first time.

Madison needs to stop making crazy mistakes and know her friends.

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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.

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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

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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.