L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (June 16, 2009)
By Krislyn Perez, Courier Staff Writer
If you’re a lover of gossip, Los Angeles and great storylines, then Lauren Conrad’s L.A. Candy is just for you. The name Lauren Conrad may seem familiar to you and that is due to her starring in MTV’s hit series The Hills.
Conrad’s novel revolves around the lives of two best friends named Jane Roberts and Scarlett Harp, who are both nineteen years old. They have just moved to Los Angeles together for two very different reasons: Scarlett, to attend University of Southern California and Jane, to intern for top event planner, Fiona Chen.
On a night out at the club, Scarlett and Jane are noticed by reality TV producer, Trevor Lord. Trevor approaches the girls and asks them to be apart of L.A. Candy, a “reality version of Sex and the City.”
Joining them is the snobby heiress, Madison, and the not so bright Gaby. Shortly after, Jane is the hottest reality star around and everyone is giving her the celebrity treatment. But the famous life for Jane is not at all how she would have imagined it. And she is realizing very fast that being a star is not exactly all fun.
Lauren Conrad’s L.A. Candy leaves off on a cliffhanger ending and most certainly leaves you wanting more. L.A. Candy is a very fun and easy read and I liked it very much.
The second novel in Laurens’ L.A. Candy series is Sweet Little Lies, which will be released February 2.