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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    Once everyone finishes the book?
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    Have YOU finished the book Zombs???????
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    So it's been a month and I think ample time for people to read the book. I think we should start discussing. I might need to re-read this!
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    So is this a bust?
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    i think i have already forgotten what the book was about
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    ^ haha, me too.

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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    Uhoh, me too!!
    Something about girl, named Jane (?) and she was a star of a Reality Show.... That's all I remember from that :/

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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    Oops! I think I might need to re-read.
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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    I read this book a couple weeks ago. It's still fresh in my mind, and I think once we kick off the discussion it will jog peoples memory.

    If you don't remember the story, here's a recap via wiki. Hope this is okay to post.

    L.A. Candy is a young-adult novel written by Lauren Conrad. First released as a hardcover on June 16, 2009, the book is one of a three book series deal about Jane Roberts; who moves to Hollywood, works at an events company, and eventually gets her own reality show, which is called L.A. Candy. It features the ups and downs of Jane's life.

    The book listed on The New York Times Bestseller list on June 26, 2009.[1] Conrad stated in a interview "I wanted this book to be like my life, being signed on to The Hills" she said "It also tells of what it was like during The Hills, some stories are basically behind the scenes on The Hills ... being hooked up with wires and stuff"

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    Jane and her best friend, Scarlet, move to Los Angeles, California in search of a different life. Jane starts a job with a big events planner while Scarlet starts college. While she's out with Scarlet discovering the Los Angeles nightlife, they get spotted by a T.V producer looking for girls to star in his new T.V show, L.A. Candy. At first Scarlet is suspicious, but soon she becomes more interested in the idea. They go for an interview with all the producers and Jane tells them she moved to Los Angeles to be 'uncomfortable' as she has been 'comfortable' her whole life.

    They get chosen to star in the show. The show moves them into a big, fancy apartment and film their personal and business lives. They soon meet the other two girls on the show, Madison and Gaby. Scarlet automatically has a dislike to these girls and is reluctant to spend time with the three girls as a group. Meanwhile, Jane has formed a close friendship with wannabe actor, Braden, she feels like he's the only genuine person she's met in Los Angeles the only problem is, he has an on-off girlfriend!

    The show turns out to be a major hit, much to Scarlet's disappointment. Madison is out to get Jane as she thinks Jane is getting the most spotlight. She starts selling little stories to a big gossip magazine although they won't waste their time on Madison. At a party, Jane meets Braden's roommate, famous bad boy Jesse. They really hit it off and the cameras film their first date. Jesse has always had a reputation as a bit of a player but when he meets Jane he's says he's a changed man. But at his birthday party, he starts flirting with other girls. Looks like Jesse is back to his old ways. Jane gets upset and won't return his calls. She mopes about the apartment and feels sorry for herself.

    Madison meets up with Braden and tells him that she's worried about her and he needs to go see her. Braden visits Jane's apartment to see if she's OK. They end up making love. Madison gets a photographer to take pictures from outside (as Jane has a habit of never closing her blinds). Later, she arranges a meeting with Jesse and she shows him the pictures, she tells him to go to the gossip magazine to reveal Jane for what she really is (this is all part of her plan to be the most popular on the show). He doesn't give the photos to the magazine however Madison does and soon enough, they're on every magazine cover in the country. Jane is distraught and Madison persuades her to take them to her parents condo in Cabo.

    Meanwhile Scarlet confronts Jesse when she finds out who published the stories after Madison told her he did it. She's furious with Madison and goes to get Jane when she discovers the "psycho" took her to her Mexican Condo with no reception.

    Characters
    Jane Roberts The book's central character and main star of L.A. Candy. A 19-year-old girl who moves to Los Angeles at the beginning of the novel with her best friend Scarlett. She works for Fiona Chen Events Management, a job she acquired through the help of her mother, who knew Fiona in college. The producer of a new and upcoming reality show discovered Jane and Scarlett at Les Deux Nightclub and the girls were thrilled with the idea of starring on the show. They were tired of waiting in line for clubs and wanted a taste of the Hollywood lifestyle. After breaking up with her long term boyfriend, Caleb, Jane falls for Braden, who objects to appearing on television (because he is an aspiring actor), which Jane respects. After sleeping with him while dating his best friend, Jesse, she finds pictures of her and Braden together on the internet, which unknown to her were taken by Madison. The novel ends with Scarlett finding out she has gone with Madison to a discreet location as an attempt to escape the paparazzi.

    Scarlett Harp Jane's best friend, who also stars in L.A. Candy. Although hesitant to join the show Scarlett decides to for Jane's sake. As the novel develops Scarlett finds her friendship with Jane disappearing as Jane begins to put the celebrity world first and who she is second. Although feeling distant from her once best friend, Scarlett looks out for her best friend. Her abrasive personality and stunning looks makes her a favorite on the show to begin with, but she later tries to avoid the camera as much as she can. She dislikes being on the show as it interrupts her education at a highly reviewed college where she studies philosophy. Scarlett's judgments of Madison seem to go unnoticed by Jane but when Scarlett finds out it was Madison who supplied the pictures to a publisher of a magazine called Gossip she will stop at nothing to put Madison in her place.

    Madison Parker- A power hungry socialite who also stars in L.A. Candy, and will stop at nothing to get the main role and fame. Initially portrayed as a wealthy blonde bombshell but shown in her true colours when she takes pictures of Jane sleeping with Braden in order to get her to quit the show. After Veronica puts them online she manipulates Jane, who doesn't know the truth, to come with her to a discreet location in Mexico with no cell phone recpetion.

    Gaby Garcia- A member of the L.A. Candy cast. Slightly ditzy, but fun and bubbly. Gaby is described by the girls as a dim-witted yet kind, loyal person. She becomes close friends with Madison and plays up to the cameras whenever they want her to.

    Hannah Stratton- Jane's co-worker, they become good friends quickly. Jane describes Hannah as one of her closest friends later in the book. She has no problems being in front of the camera and Jane sees her as a genuine friend.

    Diego- A close friend of Jane and Scarlett's who works for Gossip. He meets Jane and Scarlett early on in the book and introduces them to the Hollywood scene. He works for Veronica but did not know of Madison's betrayal or the controversial pictures of Jane.
    Braden James- Jane's crush and very good friend.

    Dana- A producer for L.A. Candy.

    Fiona Chen- Jane and Hannah's boss who can be caring and brutal at the same time.

    Cammy- A girl at Scarlet's college, who tries to befriend her in hopes of her 15 minutes of fame.

    Jesse Edwards- A Lothario who Jane dates despite his past with women. Also, Braden's best friend since childhood.

    Willow- Braden's on-again off-again girlfriend

    Paolo- A guy the producers set up with Jane.

    Veronica Bliss- Diego's boss, publishes the pictures of Jane and Braden together.

    Caleb Hunt- Jane's ex. Her first long term boyfriend who broke up with her after struggling with a long distance relationship.

    Anna Payne- A huge Hollywood star who at first is extremely rude to Jane and Scarlett, and later is very nice.

    Trevor Lord- Creator & Producer of L.A. Candy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    Welcome to the tBF Book Club!

    This thread is dedicated to the discussion *ONLY* of L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad.


    I don't want to step over the person who started this discussions toes, but is it okay if I start?

    So lets start the chat. Simply, did you like this book? Why or why not?


    I did not like this book at all. It was recommended to me by my cousin. The plot was okay for a day time LifeTime network movie, but the language and the way the book was written was too mediocur for me.

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    Default Re: *tBF Book Club* BOOK 1: L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad

    Not my favorite either.
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