L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

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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.


About Lauren Conrad

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Lauren Conrad is a television star, designer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author best known for starring in the MTV hit series The Hills. She has been featured on the covers of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Teen Vogue, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. She lives in Los Angeles, CA. You can visit her online at www.laurenconrad.com.
Published June 3, 2009 by HarperCollins. 340 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance. Fiction

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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.

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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 producer’s eyes, “fresh, innocent, vulnerable.

Jun 22 2009 | Read Full Review of L.A. Candy


Barnes and Noble had this book on a shelf marked “New for Teens” and it topped the NY Times Best Selling Children's Books, but the content of this book is more explicit than even “The Hills” was permitted to be.

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Jane is an intern for a big-time celebrity event planner (think Mindy Weiss) and Scarlett is attending her freshman year at USC when they are approached by a reality TV producer to star in his new Hills/Laguna Beach-esque series called L.A.

Jul 28 2009 | Read Full Review of L.A. Candy


Thanksgiving was a great time to read some amazing books.

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Entertainment Weekly

California girl Lauren Conrad is famous for living her life on camera — first on MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and then on The Hills.

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Suite 101

Posh celebrity Lauren Conrad's debut novel, L.A.

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Teen Reads

CANDY, Conrad draws on her experiences as a reality TV star to tell the story of Jane Roberts and her best friend, Scarlett, as they discover the pleasures and pitfalls of instant, unexpected fame.

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Common Sense Media

Madison is a fame-hungry fake friend who sells Jane's secrets to a magazine editor -- and even Jane cheats on her boyfriend with his roommate.

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One of the other young women on the show gets jealous that Jane is the break-out star and takes revenge by leaking photos of Jane having sex.

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