Tuesday, June 5, 2012

L. A. Candy Review

L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad begins with Jane and her best friend Scarlett moving to L.A. Jane is there for an internship; Scarlett is going to U.S.C. While going out on the town, they are approached by a producer for a reality show. He thinks they would be perfect for his new show. While the girls are initially reluctant to agree, they eventually decide to being on the show. .Their lives change dramatically, rushed into stardom with almost their every move being filmed and broadcast for the world to see.

Let me start by saying that this book is not awful. It's not great by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not awful. It's probably the average chick lit young adult book. The plot line is predictable. The characters are a little bland and lack depth, but it's a nice summer read. 

One things that actually bothered me about the point of view jumped around a lot. The POV is mostly Jane, but a good portion of the story is not Jane. It wouldn't have bothered me so much if it had been just Scarlett and Jane, possibly adding in the other girls they star on the reality show with. However, it seemed like it was in the POV of wherever the action was, which now that I think about it could be a sort of commentary on how the reality show was set. However, all the different POVs seemed the same.

Overall, a pretty average young adult book aimed for teenage girls. Nothing really remarkable. It was a light, fun, easy read.  I haven't decided whether or not I want to read the next one. But if you're looking for an easy read that won't take over your life, I'd definitely recommend it.

So have you read L.A. Candy? Did you love it? Did you hate it? Were you put off by the author? Share your thoughts in the comments! 

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