I know what you’re thinking, ‘Rosie did you really read a book written by reality star, Lauren Conrad?’ Yes, I did, and I liked it! I have to admit, I am a reality show junkie. I watch way too many reality shows including: all of the Kardashian shows, Teen Mom (1 &2), Sister Wives, Real World (from time to time), Storage Wars, and the list could go on and on! I used to watch Laguna Beach when it was on and became obsessed with the Orange County stars, specifically the feud between LC and Kristen.I never really got into The Hills though, there just wasn’t enough drama on that show for me.
I have been wanting to read L.A. Candy since it came out. I found it at a book sale a few years ago for $2 and couldn’t resist. I did just get around to reading it, though. School didn’t leave much time for “reading for pleasure” and I was too anxious to read in Florida when I was there for two months, unless I was on the beach, and I, sadly, didn’t have L.A. Candy with me there.
L.A. Candy is the first book I have started, and finished, since August! It’s embarrassing to admit, but it’s true. I just couldn’t get into reading when I knew that Jim was leaving for Korea. Now that he is there and settled, I can look towards our future together and get lost in the lives of fiction characters.
To say that the characters in L.A. Candy are completely fiction, in my opinion, is false. This L.A. based novel focuses on four girls who suddenly become reality TV stars when discovered randomly in L.A. (Sounds like the making of Laguna beach to me, just in a different part of California.)
Scarlett and Jane are the two “main” reality TV stars, best friends, and roommates. Their 18-year-old lives get turned upside down when they are thrown into a world of Hollywood glamour. Jane adapts to the show instantly, kind of like Kristen from Laguna, and Scarlett, similar to LC on Laguna, has an issue with broadcasting her life to the entire country. The stars soon find out that reality TV isn’t all that “real” when scenes are clipped and snipped to add even more drama to their lives.
Madison and Gaby, the two other girls on the show, just add comic relief and drama. Madison is a girl most love to hate and Gaby is a dumb blond that is oblivious to the world around her.
I finished L.A. Candy in less than a week and downloaded the second book Sweet Little Lies: An L.A. Candy Novel on my Kindle for only $8.99. The second novel was even better and I started and finished it in two days. Now it’s time to read the third and final book in the trilogy Sugar and Spice: An L.A. Candy Novel.
If you are looking for a fun book to read, that doesn’t require additional analyzing beyond, ‘Why are these 18 year olds allowed to drink in clubs,’ then these are the books for you!