The Fame Game
by Lauren Conrad
Hardcover, 313 pages
Publication Date: April 3rd 2012
Book Source: publisher
2 1/2 stars
Book Summary from Goodreads: In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, but with backstabbing friends and suspicious family members trying to bring her down, Madison has her work cut out for her. Plus, there’s a new nice girl in “reality” town—aspiring actress Carmen Price, the daughter of Hollywood royalty—and she’s a lot more experienced at playing the fame game… When the camera’s start rolling, whose star will shine brighter?
Filled with characters both familiar and new, Lauren Conrad’s series about the highs and lows of being famous delivers Hollywood gossip and drama at every turn
Crystal’s Review: The Fame Game is the first Lauren Conrad book I have had the chance to read. It was a fairly quick read and the story overall was okay. I can’t say I was really drawn in by the story. I did not feel connected to any of the characters and only mildly cared what happened to each person. I felt like the story lacked something to really draw the reader in, as the story went on I didn’t feel like much was happening. With that being said I would not classify this book as bad. I loved the cover art and for me the look of the cover is a big thing. I feel like for someone who is into fashion, celebrities and/or reality tv this book would be a good read. Since it is a short read it is the perfect book to sit outside with on a warm day, or would make a great beach read.
Content: I would say it is a clean book…it does contain a few mention of drinking and alcoholism.
About the Author: Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as “L.C.”, is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million annually for her television appearances, fashion line, and product endorsements.