L.A. Candy

Monday, July 27, 2009

Today I decided to take a day for myself. To relax. De-stress. Accomplish something I wanted to do before summer ends - was to complete reading a book. Lauren Conrad may not be the typical author, but having this particular book succeed on the New York Times Best-Selling list consecutively in two weeks - I had to check it out. I wanted to see for myself if it was really that worthwhile.

I sat on my usual spot in Borders, by the windowsill. This book took me about 3 hours to complete. To me, it was like watching an extended version of an Hills episode. Sure she used different names, & tweaked and fused personalities together that viewers were familiar with. In the story, the characters do not even begin the filming of this TV show, "L.A. Candy" until about the 100th or so page. It seemed to drag on a bit. A big part of the beginning was life before this overnight fame and the process of actually getting casted. Then the usual drama & problems that we already assume happens. (fake friends due to new found fame, trust issues, pressure being dealt with, etc.)

I even caught myself trying to skip a couple of pages here and there because it all already seemed predictable, like I've already watched it on TV. To be honest, I didn't think it was that great of a book. It didn't have much depth. In most cases, I prefer the book version rather than the TV/movie version - however, I feel the opposite with this one.

<3 Audrey Allure


amynaree said...

I was curious about this book too, but figured it was aimed towards more younger girls (Highschool/Junior High). Thanks for the review!

Denysia said...

I wanted to read this book, because I only started watching The Hills halfway through! Lol. Maybe not anymore.

caroLove said...

I thought it would be like that...I didn't even really bother looking into the book. Good review though (:

michellehendra said...

wowww.. nice review..


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