Jul 27, 2010

Spine to Spine: Lauren Conrad's L.A. Candy

When summer comes around, I can't seem to bring myself to read anything too philosophical or deep or heavy, which explains why after I read the first sentence of A Thousand Splendid Suns I put the book down and contemplated what to pick up for reading in the sand. Enter Lauren Conrad's New York Times Bestseller listed first novel, L.A. Candy. It's based on a California girl Jane, and her best friend Scarlett moving to L.A. for school and internships, only to be offered a spot in a reality show, aka it's based on Lauren's life. Naturally she took a few liberties in specifics; instead of interning at Teen Vogue, she's interning with a top events planner, and fashion does not play much of a major role in her life, until she starts getting sent free clothes (cue the envy). I expected little, but was pleasantly surprised at how entertaining it was, it was an easy read, perfect for lounging in the sun, and I honestly could not put it down. My only disappointment was the lack of "inside dirt" offered, while there was still conflict and drama, and there was definitely a sense of Lauren telling her side of certain events, it lacked specifics. For the most part L.A. Candy was a depiction of Lauren's take on the rise to fame and a behind the scenes look at her life on The Hills and how it was created...molded. As unfavourable as it may have appeared from some angles (and from her best friend and roommate Scarlett), it still sounds like getting casted on L.A. Candy was a pretty sweet deal- providing you have the ability to remain true to her you are, and not get caught up in the tabloid life.

2 comments:

  1. so much for not having the hills on top anymore!

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  2. hahaha
    I thought you'd have something to say about that.

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